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Jigar Naik

Key facts

Full Name: Jigar Kumar H Naik
Born: August 10 1984 , Leicester
County: Leicestershire
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-break

Biography

Naik became the first Leicester-born Asian to represent the Foxes when he made his debut in 2006. The off-spinner has become a key part of the Leicestershire side, enjoying a breakthrough year in 2010 by taking 35 first-class wickets as he formed a potent partnership with his mentor Claude Henderson. He fell one shy of 50 victims in 2011, which earned him a spot with the England Performance Programme that winter. Injuries halted the his progress in 2012 and cut short his 2013 season shortly after he had been awarded his county cap. He has shown his all-round round credent...

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