Expert cricbuzz prediction: 20-year-old leg spinner Jafer Chohan signs rookie deal for Yorkshire

Bowler impresses at trial after earning opportunity at South Asian Cricket Academy

Jafer Chohan, a 20-year-old legspinner, has joined Yorkshire on a rookie contract until the end of the 2023 season.

Chohan, who came through the ranks at Middlesex and played in the Berkshire side that won last season’s National Counties 50-over competition, has since impressed at the South Asian Cricket Academy (SACA) and will link up with the Yorkshire squad next week.

In his time at SACA, Chohan was able to test his skills in county 2nd XI fixtures, and went on to impress at SACA’s open day in November at the Adil Rashid Cricket Centre, from which he earned an invitation to a trial with Yorkshire. He also impressed as a net bowler for the England Test squad ahead of their recent tour of Pakistan, and becomes the sixth SACA graduate to earn county recognition, including four players and two coaches.

“We are thrilled to have signed Jafer for the 2023 season having been impressed over the last few months,” Darren Gough, Yorkshire’s director of cricket said. He is an impressive player with unique skills and we can’t wait to see what he can do in the Yorkshire shirt in 2023. ”

The club will support Chohan to continue his studies at Loughborough University and the bowler will be available in all formats from the start of the season.

SACA co-founder and CEO, Dr. Tom Brown, said:
“We are happy with Jafar and very excited to see what he can do now that he has the opportunity to showcase his skills on the professional circuit. We thank Yorkshire for their support and look forward to seeing him in action at Whiterose in 2023.”

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