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County Championship 2021 – Hanuma Vihari confirmed for Warwickshire stint after Pieter Malan deal hits visa snag

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India batsman initially set to be accessible for 3 video games however it could possibly be prolonged

Warwickshire have accomplished the signing of the India batsman Hanuma Vihari as their abroad participant, after Pieter Malan, their authentic selection, bumped into difficulties acquiring a visa.

Vihari, who has performed 12 Exams, together with three on India’s victorious tour of Australia earlier this yr, doesn’t have an IPL deal and is anticipated to be accessible for at the very least three LV= Insurance coverage County Championship video games.

He made his Check debut in opposition to England on their 2018 tour, whereas his highest rating of 111 – his solitary Check century thus far – got here in opposition to West Indies in 2019. In his first-class profession, Vihari has made 7,094 runs at 56.75 in 90 video games, whereas he’s additionally a part-time offspinner with 27 wickets to his title.

The BCCI is known to have agreed the deal within the hope that his expertise within the county recreation will show helpful forward of the World Check Championship ultimate, which is scheduled to be performed in Southampton in June, and India’s five-Check tour of England that follows.

“Hanuma will arrive within the UK this afternoon,” Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Farbrace, mentioned. “We hope that this offers time for him to do his six days quarantine and to characteristic in subsequent week’s recreation versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, topic to receiving unfavorable COVID exams.

“He is a high-quality batsman, and an efficient off spinner, who has been a part of two India Check collection victories in Australia. However he additionally involves Warwickshire with an impressive document within the first-class recreation and our younger batsman are going to study an enormous quantity from enjoying and coaching with somebody of Hanuma’s calibre.

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