Somerset sign Imam-ul-Haq for County Championship

KARACHI: Imam-ul-Haq will feature in county cricket for the first time as Somerset County Cricket Club have signed Pakistan’s opening batter for the last four matches of the County Championship season. 

Imam will be the third Pakistani cricketer to represent Somerset in the County Championship as skipper Babar Azam and Test batter Azhar Ali have already represented the Somerset in the earlier seasons.

“Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to announce the signing of Imam Ul Haq for the final four @CountyChamp matches of the season,” tweeted Somerset on their official Twitter account.

Meanwhile, the left-handed batter expressed his excitement at becoming part of the county and hoped to contribute to the team’s success.

“I have heard a lot about the quality of Somerset from Babar Azam and Azhar Ali,” he said. “It is a club with a good reputation and great support. I look forward to representing the county and contributing to some good wins in the County Championship.”

It is pertinent to mention here that Imam has recently become the second batter in ICC ODI batters rankings and is currently part of Pakistan’s Test squad for the Sri Lanka tour. The opener has been in sublime form since the start of this year as he displayed phenomenal performances against Australia and West Indies both in red and white-ball cricket.

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