Hanuma Vihari is all set to play for Warwickshire in English County Cricket
Indian cricketer Hanuma Vihari is now all set to feature for Warwickshire in the English County side Cricket after letting down by the IPL franchise in recent auctions. Vihari got unsold in the recent IPL auctions for the second time and now will be playing at least three Test games in United Kingdom’s County Side Cricket for Warwickshire.
As per the reports, Vihari has already left for the UK to join his mates and will be part of at least three Test games for the Birmingham based team.
“Yes, Vihari will be playing in the English county side for Warwickshire this season. He would play a few games. He is already in England now,” a senior BCCI official confirmed the development to PTI on Tuesday.
There is no official notification on Warwickshire’s Website however, BCCI officials have confirmed the development.
“The contract is being chalked out. He will play a minimum of three games. We are trying to figure out if there is a chance to play a few more,” an official said.
The 27-years old cricketer was with Delhi Capitals in 2019 which was his last IPL season and since then he went unsold for two consecutive seasons.
He was in action in the test cricket against Australia where he stitched a match saving partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin and saved the game in Sydney. Despite having torn his hamstring, Vihari came to bat and became an immovable force. He was also ruled out due to his hamstring injury after the game.
In the 12 Test games, Vihari has scored 624 runs at an average of 32.84.
He after returning from Australia head to the National Cricket Academy Bangalore for his rehabilitation.
Vihari was not in a good touch post his rehab. He had just a single fifty in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and failed to score double digits in the next five innings.