Mir Hamza, the Pakistan left-arm seamer, has signed to play for Sussex through the 2019 season. Hamza, who made his Take a look at debut final yr, will probably be obtainable for eight Specsavers Championship matches between Could and July.
An skilled first-class bowler who averages 18.34 with the purple ball, Hamza’s spell will start with a visit to Wantage Highway to play Northamptonshire on Could 20 and finish at Outdated Trafford with a recreation in opposition to Lancashire starting on July 13. He will even be obtainable to play the touring Australia A aspect in a four-day match at Arundel in June.
“We’re trying ahead to welcoming Mir Hamza to Sussex,” Sussex’s head coach, Jason Gillespie, mentioned. “He is a left-arm swing bowler who has carried out effectively when alternatives have been there for him for his nation. He’ll add to the depth our seam bowling unit on the membership. He’ll little doubt have a optimistic impression.”
Final season, Sussex loved the providers of Ishant Sharma through the early rounds of the Championship, however have been unable to maintain their promotion problem to the ultimate spherical, ending third in Division Two.
“I am very excited to have the possibility to play county cricket with an incredible membership like Sussex, following within the footsteps of Pakistan legends like Javed Miandad and Imran Khan,” Hamza mentioned. “I hope I could make a great contribution in the direction of some victories. And on a private stage I’m trying ahead to working with – and studying from – Jason Gillespie.”
Previous to reaching Take a look at recognition in opposition to Australia within the UAE, Hamza was frequently concerned with Pakistan A from 2015. He toured England in 2016, taking 11 wickets at 26.00 in three matches.