Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has signed a new three-year contract at Trent Bridge.
Patel has re-established himself in England’s limited overs sides in recent times and earned selection for the 15-man ICC World Twenty20 squad.
“We were very keen to secure Samit’s services because his batting ability and bowling option gives our side balance,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“Samit’s presence allows us to pick the team that we want to pick and when he's not around there is no like for like replacement and that leads to multiple changes.
“We fully expect that he will spend some time with England but we are definitely a better side when he’s around.”
Patel returned 14 first class wickets and 329 first class runs for Nottinghamshire in 2012 and was a key member of the Notts Outlaws Friends Life t20 side that secured a home quarter-final. Patel eclipsed his LV= County Championship run tally in the Clydesdale Bank 40 in which he scored 340 runs and took 15 wickets.
“I think that we have enough talent and depth in our squad to win trophies consistently and I want to play my part in that,” said Samit, 27.
“This is the only county that I want to play for and I am pleased to have had the opportunity to commit for another three seasons.”