Wright coup pleases Nixon

05 July 2018 08:15:56 EST

Leicestershire head coach Paul Nixon believes the capture of Chris Wright is a real coup for the Foxes.

Warwickshire fast bowler Wright has agreed to move across the Midlands on a two-year deal at the end of the 2018 season.

The 32-year-old has taken 384 first-class wickets at an average of 34.05 and finished Warwickshire's title success of 2012 as the second most prolific bowler in the County Championship's top-flight, behind Durham's Graham Onions, bagging 62 wickets in 11 appearances.

"It's a real coup for us to sign Chris. I know that there was plenty of interest in his signature and we're absolutely delighted that he has decided to join us," said Nixon.

"Chris has been a consistent, high-class performer in county cricket and has played a key role in Warwickshire's successes. We know that Chris will slot in seamlessly and add to the quality bowling unit we have here at the Foxes."

Wright, who previously turned out for Middlesex and Essex before moving to Edgbaston seven years ago, added: "I am really excited to be joining the Leicestershire Foxes for the 2019 season and beyond.

"The club is heading in a good direction. I really hope I can add some experience to what is a good squad with lots of ambition, and helping to win some silverware.

"Everyone I have spoken to about the club has very positive things to say and I can't wait for this new challenge."

The signing of the former England Lions bowler follows Leicestershire successfully chasing down the fourth biggest target in English domestic Twenty20 history - making 219 to beat two-time Blast winners Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

The Foxes are 1212/1 to win the Vitality Blast this year, while Northants can be backed at 1212/1.

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