New kid on the block ready to rock Headingley

Seam bowling all-rounder Ben Mike joined Yorkshire on a three-year contract from Leicestershire ahead of 2023 but moved early on loan and has already made his Championship debut for the county. Mike is a raw, exciting talent capable of bowling 90 mph and is a hard-hitting lower middle order batter. He has one Championship five-wicket haul to his name and a best of 99.

Mike, 24, has yet to make 100 career appearances combined across the various formats. Of his 89, 52 of those have come in the List A and Twenty20 arenas.

The Nottingham-born son of former Notts all-rounder Greg Mike, Ben played Nottinghamshire age-group cricket from Under 13s to Under 15s before moving down the M1 to Leicestershire.

Mike debuted in Championship cricket in 2018, the same summer he played his first 50-over game. He debuted in T20 cricket for Leicestershire the following campaign.

Mike made a stunning start to life in the County Championship, claiming nine wickets on debut against Sussex at Hove in September 2018.

Yorkshire fans will know all about his prowess against the white ball. He clattered Adam Lyth for a big six to win a thrilling Vitality Blast game against the Vikings at Grace Road during the shortened Covid summer of 2020 and two years later claimed an impressive 3-16 from four overs in a victory at Headingley. Joe Root was a victim.

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