County cricket team Nottinghamshire on Wednesday announced contract extension with Orpington batsman Ben Duckett. The wicket-keeper batsman will now be a part of the side until the end of 2023 season after signing a new deal.
He has shared similar accolades with the Trent Bridge based side especially after leading them to win the second T20 Blast title in last four years. He smacked 340 runs in 11 matches at an average of 42.50 and also played a crucial knock in the finals against Surrey.
The 26-year-old seemed elated after extending his stay at Trent Bridge as he said, “Coming to Trent Bridge has been everything I wanted it to be and more,”
Duckett has been in a feathery touch as could be seen from his form in the Bob Willis Trophy where he smacked 394 runs at an average of 56.28. He also hit two centuries and finished as one of the leading run-scorers in the tournament.
“We have a group of ambitious cricketers all pulling in the same direction, the support we have from the coaches is second-to-none and I’m hugely excited about what I believe we can achieve in all forms of the game. We share a determination to challenge for trophies, and we hope lifting the Blast last season can be the start of something special.” he added.
Peter Moores, head coach of Nottinghamshire praised the batsman stating that he has improved a lot in the last 12 months. Duckett has played a total of 108 T20s and scored 2442 runs at an average of 29.78 and even played for England in four Tests, 3 ODIs and one of T20I match.
“Ben has improved steadily over the past 12 months. He had a clear picture of the sort of player he wanted to become after a tough season in 2019. He should take a lot of credit for sticking to his guns after getting some good balls in the first few games. He backed what he had worked on and went on to become our leading run-scorer in the Bob Willis Trophy,” Moores said.