Wiaan Mulder joins Leicestershire for 2022 season

Wiaan Mulder ran through West Indies' lower order AFP/Getty Images

South Africa allrounder Wiaan Mulder will join Leicestershire for the 2022 county season.

Mulder, 23, who travelled to the T20 World Cup with the South Africa squad but didn't play a game, was initially due to sign for Leicestershire ahead of the 2021 campaign, but he ended up being selected to play a further 11 international fixtures across all three formats. He has played six Tests - having taken 14 wickets at an average of 21.07 - as well as 12 ODIs and five T20Is.

"I am very excited to join the Foxes family this upcoming season and grateful for the opportunity," Mulder said. "We have an exciting squad and I hope to contribute a lot on and off the field during my time at the club".

Johannesburg-born Mulder is set to appear as an overseas player in the LV= County Championship and Royal London Cup one-day competition with a combined total of 2,453 runs at domestic level, including five centuries. He has 108 first-class wickets to his name at an average of 24.95 and economy of 3.29. In List A matches, he has 37 wickets at 31.16, with an economy of 5.37.

Claude Henderson, Leicetershire's director of cricket, said: "We are looking forward for our players to have the chance to benefit from working alongside an international cricketer, as well as seeing Wiaan in the colours of Leicestershire."