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We are delighted to announce that leg spinner Abtaha Maqsood has signed a new contract with Sunrisers, that sees her continue her career with the club.

The Scottish international, who is her country’s leading T20 wicket taker, has impressed with the ball this season, becoming the first player to take a five-for the region in competitive first team action in our opening day victory against Southern Vipers.

Maqsood has played 23 matches for Sunrisers since her debut at the start of the 2022 campaign, taking nineteen wickets with her leg spin.

When signing her new deal, Maqsood said: “I’m so honoured and excited to have the opportunity to continue to represent Sunrisers. I have learned a lot from being around the players and coaches this year, and have really enjoyed being able to work on my cricket full time.

I can’t wait to continue to work with Andy, who has been a great addition to our coaching team this year, as well as being a brilliant spin bowling coach to work closely with. I’ve always loved playing with this team, and I can’t wait to get going again this winter!”

Head Coach Andy Tennant was delighted to see Maqsood commit her future to the club: “We are delighted that Abtaha has agreed to extend her contract with us, as she’s become an integral part of our bowling attack. She works so hard on her game every day, and is impressing day in day out.

Abtaha’s quality and technical ability has been on show for all to see this year, and for her to take the first competitive Sunrisers five-for was a special moment. We can’t wait to see her pick up many more wickets in a Sunrisers shirt.”

Congratulations on your new contract, Abtaha!

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