Steelbacks sign Sehwag

Destructive opener to play in Twenty20 Cup

Last Updated: 12/03/10 11:16am

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Sehwag: Joining Northamptonshire

Sehwag: Joining Northamptonshire

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Northamptonshire have signed Indian superstar batsman Virender Sehwag for the Friends Provident T20.

The arrival of the free-scoring Sehwag is subject to approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, though.

Sehwag has made 76 Tests and 220 one-day internationals during a prolific career for India - with the 31-year-old opener known for his destructive strokeplay.

And having previously played for Lancashire, Sehwag is relishing the chance to represent the 2009 Twenty20 Cup semi-finalists.

He said: "I am looking forward to the T20 campaign and I am delighted to have joined the county."

Northamptonshire chief executive Mark Tagg believes the arrival of Sehwag will help the county go on to lift the trophy this time around.

"This is absolutely fantastic news for the club and shows everyone that we want to continue our year-on-year improvement," he said.

"We hope this shows our fans we are serious in our ambitions to become the best county cricket club in the country."

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