Surrey sign Wahab for short T20 stint

County Cricket

Surrey have announced the signing of Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz, who has been so impressive in recent months, for their opening two games of the upcoming NatWest T20 Blast.

The Pakistan fast bowler will join the squad on Thursday and is available for the opening T20 Blast game against the Glamorgan Dragons at the Kia Oval on Friday and the televised match against the Essex Eagles at Chelmsford on Saturday.

Surrey's Director of Cricket Alec Stewart commented: "We all saw what Wahab is capable of with the ball during the recent World Cup. He is a quality left arm quick bowler and brings his International T20 experience into the squad.

"We are delighted to have him available for our first two games and I would like to thank both Azhar Mahmood and Waqar Younis for their strong recommendations of Wahab to me."