Paceman Am­jad wel­comes the rest

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

AM­JAD KHAN sat out the LV= County Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion 1 game against Es­sex this week, know­ing it might be his only week off this sum­mer. The 29-year-old paceman’s ab­sence at Chelms­ford sug­gested he had been dropped or suf­fered an­other in­jury but he was happy to con­firm nei­ther was true. He said: “I have bowled nearly 140 overs al­ready and we are only just over a month into the new sea­son. We have Makhaya Ntini with us at the moment and the county felt it was the ideal chance to make the most of it.” Khan be­lieves he is as fit now than at any­time hav­ing un­der­gone re­con­struc­tive knee surgery in 2007 which forced him to miss the whole sum­mer, and then be­ing forced home from the trip to the West Indies last year. He said: “It’s the first time that I have hit a pre-sea­son run­ning with­out in­juries. I went home to Den­mark in the win­ter and did a lot of fit­ness work, work­ing with an ath­let­ics coach who spe­cialises in 400m run­ning and all the tests I have done sug­gest I’m as fit as ever. I bowled 20 overs be­fore tea against War­wick­shire last week and I couldn’t have felt any bet­ter.” Ntini’s ar­rival may have earned Khan a few days off but he is en­joy­ing work­ing with the for­mer South African Test star. Khan added: “He still loves the game and wants to do well.”

Am­jad Khan

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