James Faulkner praises Joe Mennie signing as overseas player
James Faulkner on Joe Mennie
Australian all-rounder James Faulkner believes Lancashire have pulled off a very smart piece of business after securing Joe Mennie as the Club's overseas player for the 2018 season.
Fast bowler Mennie signed on at Emirates Old Trafford last month, whilst will play for the Lightning in this summer's Vitality Blast after signing a two-year T20 contract with the Club.
It will be the first time the pair have played with each other.
Faulkner said, "Joe's been a very consistent performer in first-class cricket here in Australia.
"He's got some very good stats, as I'm sure you'll have seen. To average 26 or so in first class cricket in Australia is very impressive.
"I'm sure he will do very well in English conditions, especially when it reverses like it did there at Lancs when I was there in 2015.
"I think he will be very handy as an overseas quick.
"He played one Test last (Australian) summer in Hobart, and a couple of One-Day Internationals as well and by the sounds of things, he was close to being selected for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash.
"I'm expecting him to do really well for the boys, and fingers crossed they all have a really good season with the red ball."
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