Warwickshire have accomplished the signing of Hanuma Vihari and the English county facet on Thursday mentioned the India all-rounder is more likely to characteristic within the early a part of the championship, after present process six days of quarantine.
Warwickshire is hopeful of the Indian enjoying in subsequent week’s match towards Nottinghamshire.
“Hanuma will arrive within the UK this afternoon,” mentioned Warwickshire’s director of cricket Paul Farbrace in a press launch.
“We hope that this provides time for him to do his six days quarantine and to characteristic in subsequent week’s sport versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, topic to receiving detrimental COVID assessments.”
Vihari was signed up by Warwickshire as cowl for Pieter Malan after the South African confronted difficulties in acquiring a visa as a consequence of journey restrictions imposed in view of the raging COVID-10 pandemic.
“We’re additionally very grateful to Hanuma for stepping in at such quick discover to cowl Pieter Malan while we await affirmation of visa and his protected entry to the UK from South Africa.”
The 27-year-old has scored 624 runs in 12 Exams for India at a median of 32 plus, together with putting 100 and 4 half centuries.
Vihari’s final India outing was within the Sydney Check towards Australia, the place his epic four-hour vigil (23 not out), with a torn hamstring alongside Ravichandran Ashwin, saved the sport for the visiting workforce.
He got here again after an intense rehabilitation on the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru however had an detached Vijay Hazare Trophy for Andhra, scoring solely a single half-century and failing to succeed in double digits within the subsequent 5 video games.
“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 file within the First Class sport and our younger batsman are going to study an enormous quantity from enjoying and coaching with somebody of Hanuma’s calibre.”
In firstclass 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.