Cannock has kicked off the New Year in style with the signing of Zimbabwean international Ainsley Ndlovu for their 2022 Staffs Club Championship campaign.

National Spinner

Ndlovu is a talented left-arm spinner who broke into the Zimbabwean national set-up in June 2019.

He featured in 2 ODI’s against the Netherlands, before 3 T20I’s against Bangladesh (1) and Afghanistan (2) in September 2019, and most recently Tests against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh (Jan/Feb 2020).

Domestic exploits

His inclusion was due to his exploits for the Tuskers Franchise across all formats. Playing in a side flooded with international stars, including the likes of Craig Ervine, Brian Chari, Sean Williams, and John Nyumbu, to name but a few, Ndlovu has enjoyed plenty of success in domestic cricket.

Since his Logan Cup debut in 2014/15, the tweaker has taken 81 wickets at 31.12 in 28 first-class matches. In 50-over cricket, he boasts a further 48 wickets at 28.60 in 43 List A matches. He has been one of the stand-out left-arm spinners in domestic cricket.

Unfortunately, Ndlovu was excluded from Zimbabwe’s recent fixtures, due to favouring all-rounders over a spin bowling specialist. However, it seems only a matter of time before the talented tweaker returns to the national fold.

Ainsley set for Cannock stint

Given he is currently on the outer, Ndlovu has set his sights on the UK in 2022 having recently signed with Cannock for their Staffordshire Club Cricket Championship campaign.