John Morris delight at Azeem Rafiq Derbyshire loan deal

Azeem Rafiq
Rafiq has played 28 games for England U-19s

Derbyshire head of cricket John Morris is convinced the short-term signing of Yorkshire off-spinner Azeem Rafiq will be an excellent move for all concerned.

The 20-year-old ex-England U-19s international has joined on loan for a month and made his debut in the CB40 game against the Netherlands on Monday.

Morris said: "Azim is a talented cricketer who gives us another option.

"Opportunities to play have been limited, but now he has the opportunity to compete for a place at Derbyshire."

Rafiq has played seven first-class matches for Yorkshire and a further 17 appearances in limited-overs cricket, as well as 28 matches for England Under-19s.

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