County Championship: Worcestershire rope in Pakistan batter Azhar Ali

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County Championship: Worcestershire rope in Pakistan batter Azhar Ali
County Championship: Worcestershire rope in Pakistan batter Azhar Ali

County Championship: Worcestershire rope in Pakistan batter Azhar Ali

Worcestershire has signed Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali for the 2022 County Championship season.

Paul Pridgeon, Worcestershire’s steering group chairman, said:

” I think it is a fantastic signing and Alex Gidman (Head Coach) is delighted. Azhar should be available for all 14 County C’ship matches.”

“His record in Test cricket is outstanding, and he offers great experience and is of high quality.

“He has got a lot going for him, and it is excellent as well that we’ve got someone available to play County C’ship cricket all summer. It gives us that stability,” he added.

Since his debut in 2010, the Pakistan Test opener has played 91 Tests for his country, scoring 6721 runs at an average of 42.53 and scoring 18 hundreds.

In 2010, Azhar Ali made his Test debut against Australia at Lord’s. In October 2016, he got his highest Test score of 302 not out against the West Indies in Dubai.