Sandford has pulled off a coup with the signing of Indian all-rounder Dikshanshu Negi for their 2023 Devon League campaign.
Negi is a genuine all-rounder in every sense of the word. An explosive batter in the top order who bowls leg-spin and off-spin to right, and left-handers, respectively.
Recommended by CricX star Jay Bista, who he plays alongside at Uttarakhand, Negi has impressed in his two seasons of professional cricket to date.
A latecomer to the domestic game, Negi made his State debut a month prior to his 30th birthday. He made up for lost time, hitting the most runs for Uttarakhand during the 2019/20 Ranji Trophy campaign.
Roll on 2020/21, and he was a stand-out performer in both white-ball formats, particularly the Vijay Hazare Trophy (List A) where he averaged 42.33, and 18.90 with bat and ball respectively. His exploits culminated with selection by the Mumbai Indians for the 2021 IPL, acting as a support player.
At the point of writing, Negi averages high 30s with the bat and high 20s with the ball across the three formats.
The talented Uttarakhand star is a high-class performer who is now looking to showcase his skills abroad having signed with Sandford for their 2023 Devon League campaign.