Rampaul joins the Derbyshire revolution
FORMER West Indies bowler Ravi Rampaul will continue his county career with Derbyshire, having joined the county from Surrey.
Rampaul, 32, is set to be available for all formats as a non-overseas player, subject to successful registration.
The quick bowler brings a wealth of experience to Derbyshire after featuring in 133 international matches for West Indies and 232 domestic fixtures during his career to date.
Rampaul said: “I’m grateful to Derbyshire for giving me this opportunity to extend my career in England and play across all forms.
“The club has ambitious plans for the years ahead and I’m excited by what we can achieve. Hopefully I can play my part, not only on the field helping to win games of cricket, but also help the younger guys in the dressing room.”
Rampaul spent the 2017 season with Surrey, after signing for the county the previous year, featuring in all three competitions and returning best figures of 4-40 in the One-Day Cup, where he finished the competition with 18 wickets at an average of 24 as the county reached the final at Lord’s.
He has also enjoyed successful spells in the IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore and in the CPL with Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados Tridents.
Derbyshire cricket advisor Kim Barnett said: “We identified new ball bowling as an area we wanted to strengthen for 2018, and we’re delighted to secure someone of the calibre of Ravi.
“He is highly skilled and vastly experienced, with over 100 internationals under his belt, and he will give us the additional firepower we needed alongside the likes of Hardus Viljoen and Will Davis.
“Ravi will be available for all forms and has committed to Derbyshire full time, ruling out any clashes with the CPL during the English domestic season.
“It’s a massive coup for the club and shows our intent that we want to build on the progress we made in 2017 and kick on in 2018 and beyond.”