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County Cricket 2024: List of Indian players in County Championship 2024

Cheteshwar Pujara
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

The 2024 County Championship 2024 will be played from April 5 to September 29. Here is the list of Indian players in the County Championship 2024.

The 2024 County Championship, the 124th edition of the oldest national-level first-class cricket competition in the world, will begin on April 5. The eighteen county clubs across the two Divisions have signed up their cricketers. The overseas contingent constitutes, at this point, five Indians.

County cricket 2024: List of Indian players in County Championship 2024

Karun Nair (Northamptonshire, 7 matches, April – May)

Nair debuted in the County Championship in September 2023, for Northamptonshire. He made 78, 150, and 21 in his three innings, and will return for seven matches for the first part of the summer in 2024.

Prithvi Shaw (Northamptonshire, from June)

An injury restricted Shaw’s 2023 outing for Northamptonshire to four matches in the 2023 One Day Cup. He hit 244 in the third match and 125 not out in the fourth, In 2024, he will return as Nair’s replacement in the County Championship, from June, and will also be part of the One Day Cup.

Cheteshwar Pujara (Sussex, 7 matches, April – May)

Pujara has had stints for Derbyshire (in 2014), Yorkshire (2015 and 2018), and Nottinghamshire (2017) before becoming a regular at Sussex from 2022. For them, he has amassed 1,743 runs at 79.22 with eight hundreds from 16 matches. He led the county in 2023, but will be available only for the first seven matches in 2024.

Jaydev Unadkat (Sussex, 5 matches, August – September)

Unadkat, Pujara’s captain at Saurashtra, played three matches under him at Sussex in 2023. A left-arm seamer, Unadkat has led Saurashtra to two Ranji Trophy titles. Last summer, his 11 wickets came at 24.18 apiece, and included 3-23 and 6-94 against Leicestershire.

Yadvinder Singh (Worcestershire)

This year, Worcestershire signed up 28-year-old seamer Yadvinder Singh, a product of the South Asian Cricket Academy. Born in Rajasthan, Yadavinder – yet to play professional cricket – will play as an overseas cricketer in 2024. He is expected to get a British passport by the start of the 2025 season.

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