South African all-rounder, Cameron Delport, has penned a new deal with Leicestershire for white-ball cricket in 2017.
The 27-year-old had an effective season for the Foxes in the T20 blast and One-Day Cup this season, scoring a total of 249 runs. 178 of those runs came in the T20 blast where he scored at an average of 29.66, his 68 off 36 balls the stand-out performance in the clash against Lancashire Lightning.
Delport will draw from his experience from the Big Bash League and Caribbean Premier League to give him confidence for the new white-ball season for Leicestershire.
Chief executive of Leicestershire, Wasim Khan, highlighted the importance of strengthening the squad and emphasising the impact Delport will make for the side.
‘It is important to strengthen the squad with white-ball cricket being played in blocks in 2017,’ he said.
‘Cameron made a big impact when joining us this year and we’re really pleased that he will be coming back to play for us in 2017.’
Delport recently represented his home province, KwaZulu-Natal, in the Sunfoil 3-Day Cup scoring 230 first-class runs and taking three wickets.
He’s played 99 T20 matches scoring 2 277 runs at an average of 25.58 and took 27 wickets at an average of 26.48 in his white-ball cricket career.
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