Saturday, 29 February 2020

T20 Blast: Imad impresses on debut after joining Nottinghamshire

MANCHESTER: Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim had a respectable debut for Nottinghamshire after signing up with the county outfit for the ongoing T20 Blast.

Imad signed for Outlaws on Friday and was drafted straight into the playing XI for the clash against Derbyshire which his side managed to win by 27 runs.

The all-rounder struck an unbeaten 10 with the bat before finishing with figures of 1-16 from his three overs in the clash.

“I can’t wait to represent the Outlaws in T20 cricket,” the Pakistan man said on his Nottinghamshire stint.

“Trent Bridge is a wonderful ground with fans who are passionate and knowledgeable. They were a generous audience during the One-Day International earlier this year and Trent Bridge under floodlights looked amazing.

“My aim is to contribute to the Outlaws going all the way. They did it in 2017 and we have an exciting squad with lots of international talent that’s capable of doing it again.”

Imad has so far played 52 ODIs and 35 T20Is for Pakistan over the course of his career and has managed to establish himself as a limited-overs specialist.

The all-rounder’s signature was welcomed by Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire’s director of cricket.

“With the nature of the international schedule, it’s a very difficult market in which to sign overseas players – far more difficult than it used to be,” Newell stated.

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