The Pakistani skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed has now officially completed his short-terms deal with Yorkshire. The 30 years-old is expected to play 5 T20 games for Yorkshire Vikings in the Natwest T20 Blast 2017. He will be replacing the Australian wicket-keeper, Peters Handscomb. Reports are suggests that there’s also some potential for Sarfaraz playing the knockout round.
The news of Sarfaraz Ahmed signing with Yorkshire came out earlier this month but no official statement by the Yorkshire was released. Yorkshire announced the signing of the Pakistani skipper on twitter this evening.
” Yorkshire are a big club with a rich history and a huge reputation and I’m proud to be following in the footsteps of other Pakistanis who have played at the Headingley like Younus Khan and Inzamam ul-Haq. “, said Sarfaraz after signing for the Yorkshire.
Sarfaraz Ahmed is expected to join the squad on July 27. There’s no doubt about the decent batting record Sarfaraz has in England, which has given him an opportunity to play T20 domestics in the England.
Shahid Afridi (Hampshire) and Junaid Khan (Lancashire) are also in action in the Natwest T20 Blast 2017. Imad Wasim was also expected to join Durham but later he had to withdraw due to visa issue and CPL commitments.