Woodworm has increased its stable of high-profile sponsored players with the addition of England’s Ashes hero Graham Onions, hard-hitting Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik and New Zealand bowler, Kyle Mills.
Onions, whose 10 wickets over three tests helped England regain The Ashes this summer, was also instrumental in Durham winning the LV County Championship and was nominated for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
Malik is a mainstay of the Pakistan test team, with a high score of 148 and an average of almost 40 – but he can also score at pace, as he proved in the recent ICC match against India.
Watched by an estimated one billion people across the globe, Malik used his Woodworm iBat to hit a sensational 128 runs at over a run a ball, driving Pakistan to a strong total of 302, which ultimately proved too much for the Indian batting line-up.
All-rounder Mills is a right-arm pace bowler who can also score quick runs in the later stages of one-day innings, with best first-class bowling figures of 5-33 and a highest score of 117.
Announcing the signings, Woodworm chief executive, Simon Millington, said: “We’re delighted to support Graham, who had a fantastic summer for England, debuting against the West Indies in May with figures of 5-38 and taking crucial wickets against Australia to help England regain the Ashes.
“Signing a player of Shoaib’s calibre underlines the quality of Woodworm and our intention to take the brand to the next level.
“He has proved himself to be one of the world’s leading batsmen in all forms of the game and he is exactly the kind of player we want representing Woodworm on the world stage.”
Added Millington: “Kyle has been unfortunate with injuries, but it was great to see him back in action in the ICC Champions Trophy for New Zealand.
“These new signings all showcase Woodworm on the international cricket stage.”
Woodworm is owned by The Sports HQ, one of Europe’s leading online sports and leisure e-tailers, which completed the purchase of the iconic cricket bat and golf company last year.
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