Azhar Ali, the accomplished Pakistan hitter, has been joined as Worcestershire’s abroad player for the whole 2022 County season, the club declared on Thursday (February 17). Azhar supplanted Matthew Wade as the Australian wicketkeeper-player needed to pull out of the County Season because of his forthcoming Indian Premier League spell with Gujarat Titans.
Azhar, who has highlighted in 91 Tests for Pakistan since his presentation in 2010, has scored 6721 runs at a normal of 42.53 with 18 hundreds. He likewise has earlier County experience having played three seasons for Somerset. Azhar, who struck a century on debut against Worcestershire in 2018, has scored 923 runs in 35 innings, with 107 fifties, for Somerset.
Worcestershire Cricket Steering Group Chairman, Paul Pridgeon said: “I think it is a phenomenal marking and Alex Gidman (Head Coach) is really glad. Azhar ought to be accessible for every one of the 14 County Championship matches. His record in Test cricket is extraordinary, and he offers incredible experience and is of excellent. He has a ton going for him, and it is amazing also that we have somebody accessible to play County Championship cricket throughout the late spring. It gives us that dependability.
“Azhar will be extraordinary in the changing area too and can likewise give a few decent data and experience to the youthful chaps. We addressed Andy Hurry (Somerset Head Coach), and he said Azhar is uniquely the most delightful person you might at any point run over. The reality he has played area cricket as of now so thoroughly understands English circumstances is one more in addition to factor,” added Pridgeon.
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