Spin-bowling all-rounder Jeetan Patel, appointed Warwickshire club captain for 2018, is quite simply up there with the very best of Warwickshire's overseas players.
The New Zealand ace first arrived at Edgbaston in 2009, promptly scored a maiden century on his debut and has since been at the very heart of the Bears team in all formats.
Jeets' aggressive and skilful off-spin bowling has been a crucial factor in numerous Warwickshire successes in every format, playing a major role in the 2012 County Championship winning side, the 2014 NatWest T20 Blast champions and in the 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup triumph.
On and off the field, Jeets leads by example. His hard work, commitment and talent have served as an inspiration and he has set a high standard within the club which our junior squads, academy players and our younger professional staff players all aspire to attain.
Jeets is a true Warwickshire great and, already contracted for the 2020 season too, will skipper the Bears in all formats this season having taken over the Vitality Blast reins from the retired Grant Elliott.