Hanuma Vihari is trying to put together for India’s Test season in England with a County stint.© Instagram
England county cricket membership Warwickshire on Thursday introduced the signing of India Test batsman Hanuma Vihari for the early rounds of the County Championship. The 27-year-old cricketer made his Test debut in opposition to England in 2018 and has performed 12 Tests thus far, together with three matches within the current collection victory away to Australia and has a career-best rating of 111 versus West Indies in 2019. “Hanuma will arrive in the UK this afternoon. 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,” stated Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace in an official assertion.
In first-class cricket, Vihari, who’s performing as cowl for Pieter Malan, has made 7,094 runs in 90 video games, boasting a powerful common of 56.75, while his off-spin has additionally contributed 27 wickets.
“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,” stated Farbrace.
In January this 12 months, Vihari, who was going via a lean patch, had placed on a superb struggle as he performed 161 balls and shaped a gutsy partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin to disclaim Australia a win within the third Test.
Moreover, after the conclusion of the third Test, it was revealed that he batted with a Grade 2 tear to script the Sydney draw. Subsequently, Vihari was dominated out of the fourth Test, which India gained, sealing the collection 2-1.
Vihari stated: “I’m looking forward to this opportunity and to play for a big club like Warwickshire is really exciting.”
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