Fast-bowler Wahab Riaz to play for Derbyshire in T20 Blast

Fast-bowler Wahab Riaz to play for Derbyshire in T20 Blast

London (Web Desk): Derbyshire have signed Pakistani fast-bowler Wahab Riaz for ten matches of this year's Vitality T20 Blast campaign, the club confirmed on May 2.


According to details, the 32 year-old s first match for Derbyshire will be against Lancashire Lightning on July 6 and he will play ten matches before he heads off to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to play for Barbados Tridents.

The left-arm quick signing mitigates the loss of New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner who has been ruled out of an agreed stint with the county because of knee surgery.

Riaz has played 27 T20Is for Pakistan, although has not played for the national team in any format since a Test against Sri Lanka in October 2017, and has previously played for Essex, Kent and Surrey on the county cricket. In all, Riaz has taken 197 wickets from 167 T20 matches, conceding runs at 7.11 runs an over, and was in good form during the recent Pakistan Super League.