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Junaid to aid Lancashire again

Lancashire have announced that Pakistan left-arm paceman Junaid Khan will return to Emirates Old Trafford to play in the county's limited-overs fixtures.

The 24-year-old had a successful spell at the club in 2011, helping the Lightning reach finals day in the Twenty20 competition.

Because of his impressive performances in his first spell as a Lancashire player and the fact he is a left-arm quick, he drew favourable comparisons with club legend and compatriot Wasim Akram.

Junaid has played 45 one-day internationals for Pakistan and has been granted permission to feature in the short formats for Lancashire by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Junaid Khan will return to Lancashire colours in 2014, three years after excelling during the county's run to Twenty20 finals day

Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson said: “We are delighted to be bringing Junaid back to Lancashire following his memorable spell with us in 2011.

“He will join a well-balanced squad looking to compete in all competitions and will link up with us in time for our first NatWest T20 Blast fixtures in May.

“Following his time with us, he went on to become an established international with Pakistan and we are looking forward to him bringing that experience to Emirates Old Trafford as we aim to build on a good season in 2013.”

Junaid added: "I had a really enjoyable time during my spell with Lancashire in 2011 and it was pleasing to be involved in such a successful season.

“I believe that my time there helped me grow into becoming an established international cricketer and I cannot wait to link up with my team-mates at Emirates Old Trafford to hopefully have another successful campaign."

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