Birmingham: Warwickshire have completed the signing of Hanuma Vihari and the English county side on Thursday said the India all-rounder is likely to feature in the early part of the championship, after undergoing six days of quarantine.
Warwickshire is hopeful of the Indian playing in next week’s match against Nottinghamshire.
“Hanuma will arrive in the UK this afternoon,” said Warwickshire’s director of cricket Paul Farbrace in a press release.
“We hope that this gives time for him to do his six days quarantine and to feature in next week’s game versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, subject to receiving negative Covid tests.”
Vihari was signed up by Warwickshire as cover for Pieter Malan after the South African faced difficulties in obtaining a visa due to travel restrictions imposed in view of the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’re also very grateful to Hanuma for stepping in at such short notice to cover Pieter Malan whilst we await confirmation of visa and his safe entry to the UK from South Africa.”
The 27-year-old has scored 624 runs in 12 Tests for India at an average of 32 plus, including striking a hundred and four half centuries.
Vihari’s last India outing was in the Sydney Test against Australia, where his epic four-hour vigil (23 not out), with a torn hamstring alongside Ravichandran Ashwin, saved the game for the visiting team.
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