Wahab signs up for Blast with Derbyshire


In a bid to fight his way back into the Pakistan team fast bowler Wahab Riaz has signed up for the T20 Blast with English county Derbyshire.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur questioned Wahab’s work ethic after he was left out of the Test squad to face Ireland and England.

Wahab will be available for most of the T20 Blast but will have to leave in August to fulfill his commitment to Caribbean Premier League outfit the Barbados Tridents.

The quick has not played for Pakistan in any international match this year but remains in the frame for T20I selection having enjoyed a successful PSL campaign where he ended as the joint-leading wicket-taker.

Wahab has blown hot an cold for Pakistan with coach Arthur calling in to question his ability to win Test matches for his country.

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Pakistan are also blessed with a great deal of quick bowling talent led by Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas.

The 32-year-old quick has enjoyed two previous stints in county cricket turning out for Kent and Surrey.

The Derbyshire Falcons begin their Blast campaign with a home match against Lancashire Lightning on July 6.

The Club’s 2017 campaign ended at the quarter-final stage where they were blown away by Hampshire who posted a mammoth 248 on the back of a Shahid Afridi century.