Mid-day – Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has joined Somerset for the remainder of their first-class English County Championship fixtures this season, the southwest club said Monday.

Summary

  • Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has joined Somerset for the remainder of their first-class English County Championship fixtures this season, the southwest club said Monday.
  • Azhar is set to make his Somerset debut against Worcestershire later this month.
  • “The standard of first-class cricket in England is very high and I hope that I can make a contribution to Somerset winning matches,” Azhar told his new county’s website.
  • “I have heard good things about Somerset and I was impressed by what I saw at Taunton in 2016 (when Pakistan opened their tour of England that year against the county).
  • “Finding the right fit at short notice can be challenging, however we are delighted to have secured a player of Azhar Ali’s character, pedigree and class for the remaining seven Specsavers County Championship matches,” said Somerset’s director of cricket, Andy Hurry.


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