Warwickshire County Cricket Club has re-signed Pakistani pacer Hassan Ali for the upcoming 2024 County Championship season.
This marks the second winter signing for the Bears, following the addition of fast bowler George Garton, bolstering their bowling department.
The right-arm pacer who has already made his mark in the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, playing in six of Pakistan’s eight matches, is set to be a crucial asset for Warwickshire.
𝗡𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗡𝗚 | Hassan Ali re-signs for 20 ✍️
The popular Pakistan international returns for the County Championship and Vitality Blast campaigns.
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Bears first team coach Mark Robinson expressed his excitement about Hassan’s return.
“Hasan wanted to come back,” Bears coach Mark Robinson said.
“He was a good fit last year. He wanted to be part of another trophy push with the Bears,” he added.
Having originally joined English county cricket with Lancashire in 2022, Hassan Ali made an immediate impact in 2023 taking 24 wickets in six Championship matches and a further nine in the T20 Blast.
Coach Robinson praised his performance, stating: “He’s a quality performer.”
“A proven keeper, who has brought some decent roles with the bat,” he added.
The 29-year-old expressed his excitement about returning to Warwickshire in the upcoming aforementioned tournament.
“I feel like I’m playing in my second home. I’m very comfortable in the dressing room,” said Hasan Ali.
“I didn’t feel like I was playing in another country or another franchise. I can’t wait to come back,” he concluded.
With the return of Hasan Ali and the addition of George Garton, the Bears are gearing up for a competitive 2024 County Championship season.
The Pakistan pacer is expected to join the squad for pre-season training at the end of March following his commitments in the Pakistan Super League Season 9.
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