English county Somerset have signed Pakistan top order batsman Fakhar Zaman until the end of the season in Twenty20 and one-day formats.
Zaman came to prominence when he scored 114 for Pakistan in their victory over India in the ICC Champions Trophy Final at the Oval in June this year.
The 27 year old left handed batsman has appeared in four One Day Internationals in which he has scored 252 runs at an average of 63, he has also played in three T20 Internationals in which he averages 13.
In his career Fakhar has played in 35 First Class matches and scored 2,269 runs at an average of 63, whilst in 51 List A games he averages 50.18. Fakhar Zaman will join Somerset as soon as his visa is granted and will be available for selection from then on.
Matt Maynard said: “It’s great to have Fakhar joining us and in addition we will have Dean Elgar back for the final three NatWest T20 Blast group stage games.
“However Dean has to return to South Africa for a camp prior to the South Africa vs Bangladesh series. As a result, he will play no further Specsavers County Championship cricket for us. This is why Fakhar will be available for us in both formats until the end of the season.” – Web Desk
Story first published: 31st July 2017