Colin Ackermann: Leicestershire batsman replaces Paul Horton as captain

Colin Ackermann (left)
Colin Ackermann (left) replaces Paul Horton, who has led the Championship side since 2018

Leicestershire have named batsman Colin Ackermann as the club's new captain in all three formats.

The 28-year-old takes over from Paul Horton as Championship captain, having already replaced him in the One-Day Cup midway through the 2019 season.

Ackermann, a Netherlands T20 international, has led the county in the T20 Blast since 2018.

“It is obviously a huge honour and privilege to captain this club," Ackermann told the club website.

“Nico [Paul Nixon, head coach] approached me a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I wanted to do it, and obviously it was an easy decision for me."

Leicestershire finished bottom of Division Two of the County Championship in 2019, winning just a single game all season.

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