Deadly seamer

Left-arm bowlers are a something of a holy grail in T20 cricket and Keith Barker is up there with the best of them.

Lancashire-born Keith's power, control and ability to swing the ball make him a dangerous bowler for any batsman to face and his T20 bowling figures speak for themselves - 62 wickets at just 22.50 runs apiece. Sparingly deployed in T20 in recent seasons, he remains a potent option with the ball - and the bat. Barks' hits a big ball, his lofted driving sometimes redolent of his godfather, the great Clive Lloyd. He doesn't hang around with the bat and is capable of scoring quickly, which is the perfect combination for exciting NatWestT20Blast cricket.

Keith is a key player in the squad and will be looking to reaffirm his status as a potential match-winner for the Bears in all comps this season.


Keith Barker Fact File

Role: Swing-bowling all-rounder

Birmingham Bears squad number: 13


Sports team beyond cricket: Manchester United

Holiday destination: Melbourne

Cricket hero: Brian Lara

Quote: "Give it your all - what's meant to be will be"