Kent star eyes England future

11 July 2017 10:20:37 EST

Opening batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond is determined to maintain his push for senior England recognition after signing a new contract with Kent.

The 23-year-old right-hander has penned a new deal of an undisclosed length and is confident that he can continue the progress which has seen him become a regular around the England Lions set-up.

The most exciting thing is how much more there is to come.

Matt Walker

Bell-Drummond told the county's official website: "I want to play for England one day and I feel my game is progressing well with the support of Matt Walker and the Kent coaches.

"It's an exciting time for the club and I want to contribute to some success for our supporters."

Kent head coach Walker added: "Daniel has worked very hard on all aspects of his game and it's pleasing to see the progress he's made in recent years.

"The most exciting thing is how much more there is to come and it's great to see him commit his future to the club."

Kent are currently in third place in County Championship Division Two, while they defeated Essex in their T20 Blast opener.

The Spitfires are 1212/1 to win the T20 Blast, with Surrey priced at 1212/1 and Essex available at 1212/1.

Meanwhile, the Northamptonshire Steelbacks have confirmed that key seamer Azharullah is poised to sit out the whole of their T20 Blast campaign due to a shoulder injury.

The 33-year-old right-armer is set to be sidelined for around two months.

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