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Warwickshire completes Vihari signing, Indian likely to play next week | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Warwickshire have accomplished the signing of Hanuma Vihari and the English county aspect on Thursday mentioned the India all-rounder is likely to characteristic within the early half of the championship, after present process six days of quarantine.
Warwickshire is hopeful of the Indian enjoying in next week’s match in opposition to Nottinghamshire.
“Hanuma will arrive in the UK this afternoon,” mentioned Warwickshire’s director of cricket Paul Farbrace in a press launch.

“We hope that this gives time for him to do his six days quarantine and to feature in next week’s game versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, subject to receiving negative COVID tests.”

Vihari was signed up by Warwickshire as cowl for Pieter Malan after the South African confronted difficulties in acquiring a visa due to journey restrictions imposed in view of the raging COVID-10 pandemic.
“We’re also very grateful to Hanuma for stepping in at such short notice to cover Pieter Malan whilst we await confirmation of visa and his safe entry to the UK from South Africa.”
The 27-yr-outdated has scored 624 runs in 12 Tests for India at a median of 32 plus, together with placing 100 and 4 half centuries.
Vihari’s final India outing was within the Sydney Test in opposition to Australia, the place his epic 4-hour vigil (23 not out), with a torn hamstring alongside Ravichandran Ashwin, saved the sport for the visiting group.
He got here again after an intense rehabilitation on the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru however had an detached Vijay Hazare Trophy for Andhra, scoring solely a single half-century and failing to attain double digits within the next 5 video games.
“He’s a high-quality batsman, and an effective off spinner, who has been part of two India Test series victories in Australia. But he also comes to Warwickshire with an outstanding record in the First Class game and our young batsman are going to learn a huge amount from playing and training with someone of Hanuma’s calibre.”
In top notch cricket, Vihari has made 7,094 runs in 90 video games, boasting a formidable common of 56.75, whereas his off spin has earned him 27 wickets.

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