Derbyshire signs Billy Stanlake for Vitality Blast

Derbyshire: Australian pacer Billy Stanlake has been signed by Derbyshire for this season’s Vitality Blast.
Stanlake will replace his compatriot Kane Richardson, who withdrew from his stint after he found a spot in Australia’s World Cup squad.

The 24-year old has claimed 25 wickets in 17 matches in T20I and has best figures of 4-8. Also, Stanlake took 11 wickets in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018 for his side, Adelaide Strikers. Interestingly, Adelaide Strikers ended up clinching the BBL title.

Dave Houghton, Head of Cricket, praised Stanlake saying he has qualities to trouble batsmen.

“Billy [Stanlake] is an excellent white ball bowler and with his height and pace, he has the qualities to trouble batsmen in this format,” Derbyshire’s official website quoted Dave Houghton, as saying.

“He’s someone we’ve kept an eye on and we’ve been impressed by what we’ve seen. We were disappointed to lose Kane [Richardson], but I believe we have found a replacement who will not only complement our side, but bring in new skills to keep taking us forward,” he added.


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