Keith Barker is a left-arm bowler and left-hand batsman.
He was born in Manchester, Lancashire and has represented Hampshire in red-ball cricket since joining the Club in 2018.
Barker, a former footballer who represented England at youth level, first made the move to play cricket in 2008, joining Warwickshire. The left-armer spent a decade with the Birmingham-based side, claiming 357 wickets at 25.51 and recording six First-Class centuries in that time.
He was a crucial component to their County Championship title triumph in 2012 – before moving to the south coast on a permanent deal at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
The seamer took 38 County Championship wickets at an excellent average of just 26.34 in his first season at The Ageas Bowl, forming a deadly three-pronged seam attack alongside Kyle Abbott and Fidel Edwards in 2019.
Having played in all but one game that summer due to illness, he also contributed with the bat, adding 357 runs at an average of 25.50.
The COVID-19 pandemic combined with a minor injury caused Barker to feature in just two fixtures last season, adding seven wickets at 28.71.