Clint McKay: Seamer predicts 'exciting times' at Leicestershire

Clint McKay
New Leicestershire bowler Clint McKay has taken 97 wickets in one-day internationals for Australia, with a career-best 5-28 against Sri Lanka in 2012

Australia seam bowler Clint McKay believes Leicestershire will soon end their 33-match winless run in the County Championship.

Leicestershire's last victory in the four-day format was against Gloucestershire in September 2012.

McKay, 32, has played for Australia in all three formats of the game, and is set to make his Leicestershire debut against Northants on Sunday.

"There's some great talent in this group," he told BBC Radio Leicester.

"It's just about winning those key moments to make sure we get ourselves in front of the game, rather than always playing from behind.

"Talking to the boys, I don't think we're far away and I think there's some exciting times to come."

McKay is one of three Australians new to Grace Road this summer, along with head coach Andrew McDonald and captain Mark Cosgrove.

And he is also looking forward to mentoring some of the county's younger players during his time with the club.

"I think it's a great challenge ahead," he added. "There are some young and inexperienced bowlers coming through.

"It's great for me to come over here and help Leicestershire win some games of cricket, but also to help develop some of these young kids coming through."