Striker-turned-strike bowler

A left-arm seamer is always a great weapon to have in your T20 armoury and former professional footballer Barks is up there with the best of them.

Barks is a man of many talents. On the books of Blackburn Rovers FC as a young striker, he chose to make his career in cricket instead and has been a Bears linchpin for a decade. His power, control and ability to swing the ball make him a dangerous bowler for any batsman to face and his T20 figures speak for themselves - 69 wickets at just 23.01 runs apiece.

Barks is a dangerous cricketer and not just with ball in hand. He also hits a long ball, as Leicestershire Foxes discovered last year when a Barks smite cleared the pavilion at the Fischer County Ground - one of the hits of the season.