Saif Zaib made his first-class debut in 2016

Northamptonshire all-rounder Saif Zaib has signed his first professional contract, keeping him at Wantage Road until the end of 2018.

The 18-year-old left-hander has made six first-class appearances for Northants, his most recent coming in April against Loughborough MCCU.

He also made his List A debut against New Zealand in 2014, aged 15.

The orthodox spinner was also included in the squad for Tuesday’s One-Day Cup washout against Nottinghamshire.

“It’s great news to have Saif Zaib sign his first professional contract,” Northamptonshire’s head coach David Ripley said.