England duo Ben Foakes and Gus Atkinson put pen to paper on “multi-year contract extensions” at Surrey.
Foakes, who joined Surrey from Essex in 2015, made 20 Test appearances but was dropped from the England side at the start of this summer to accommodate Jonny Bairstow’s return from injury.
The wicketkeeper-batter is widely regarded as the best gloveman in the country and has contributed three centuries in this season’s County Championship to help Surrey top the Division One table with two rounds remaining.
Atkinson has had a breakout season across all formats for Surrey, leading to his inclusion in England’s squad for their upcoming World Cup squad, as he makes his T20 and ODI debuts this month.
The pair, including leg-spinning all-rounder Cam Steel, have now committed to new deals at Surrey, the length of which has not been disclosed by the club.
“I am delighted to have secured three more players on multi-year extensions at Surrey and I am confident that all three will make significant contributions to the club in the coming years,” said Alec Stewart, the club’s director of cricket.
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