Langley Mill United have pulled off a coup with the recent signing of former Bangladeshi Test batsman, Marshall Ayub, for their Derbyshire Premier Cricket League campaign.

A stand-out domestic performer

Ayub is an exceptional batsman who stars for Central Zone (Bangladesh Cricket League) and skippers both Dhaka Metropolis (Walton National Cricket League) and Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club (Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League).

He has been an absolute stand-out performer in domestic cricket, particularly in the first-class and List A formats in recent years, following his 3 Tests between October 2013 and January 2014.

Marshall in full flow in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Last summer (2019/20), he struck 3 centuries and was amongst the leading first-class run-scorers (473 runs at 59.12), following several dominant seasons in red-ball previously, most notably in 2015/16 (959 runs at 50.47) and 2017/18 (747 runs at 49.80).

In List A, he has averaged neigh on 40 since the start of the 2013/14 season with 600 plus run tallies in 2017 (661 runs at 44.06) and 2017/18 (632 runs at 45.14).

Marshall set for Derbyshire

The Bangladeshi run machine was set to play his maiden UK league stint in 2020 before COVID struck.

Nevertheless, Langley Mill United (Derbyshire Premier Cricket League) was quick to defer the agreement and are looking forward to seeing Ayub in action next summer.