Feroze Khushi pens new deal


Essex Cricket is pleased to announce that batter Feroze Khushi has signed a one-year contract extension, tying him to the Club until the conclusion of the 2024 season.

Khushi, born just 25 miles from The Cloud County Ground in Whipps Cross, is a graduate of the Essex academy and has been a part of the Eagles’ first XI since making his first-class debut in 2020.

The 24-year-old followed his red-ball bow in August that year with his T20 debut seven weeks later, before completing the set with a maiden Essex List A appearance the following year.

Over the last three years, Khushi has totalled more than 1,500 runs for the Eagles, with his all-format prowess indicated by his red-ball high score of 164, a List A average north of 45, and a T20 strike rate of just under 130.

He has continued to flourish in 2023, and despite a hand injury keeping him out of action for six weeks of the summer, he has still chalked up five half-centuries across all three formats this year.


Having signed on the dotted line, Khushi said: “I’m delighted to extend my contract with Essex for another year, and I think this has come at the perfect time for me.

“With the season I’ve had, where I’ve scored more T20 runs than ever before, I’m feeling really good about my career at the moment, and even though I’ve had to endure some tough moments during the season with injury, I’ve pushed through those and come back stronger.

“My focus now is getting my head down and repaying the faith which the club have placed in me for another year by both building even more on this season and hopefully winning Essex some trophies.”

Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, added: “We’re really happy that Feroze has signed on with us, because it’s always great when you can bring local players right through from the academy to the first team.

“Feroze has certainly shown us what he’s capable of this season and has been a valuable member of the squad.

“That said, we all know there’s a lot more to come from him, and we’re really excited to work with him going forward as we look to make him the best possible cricketer he can be.”