Jeetan Patel has been named captain of Birmingham with this particular year’s T20 single-player effort.

Even the New Zealand spinner takes up the role following the retirement of fellow countryman and also allrounder Grant Elliott by the conclusion of last season.

Patel, 38, has obtained 124 T20 wickets for the and helped the side reach Finals Day three times in the past five decades, winning the trophy in 2014.

“I’m very excited to take over as captain,” Patel said.

The appointment means Patel is going to be skipper together with all 3 formats of the match, as he already leads in first-class and 50-overs .

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