Thursday 16 August 2007 

Inzamam To Join Up With Yorkshire

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club has today signed former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam–ul–Haq for the rest of the season as a replacement for Younus Khan.

Yorkshire have stated their determination to maintain their challenge for the LV Championship title in the strongest possible terms by signing former Pakistan Test captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, for the rest of the season subject to approval by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The 37-year-old world class batsman replaces fellow countryman Younus Khan, who returns home shortly to join Pakistan's squad for the World Twenty20 in South Africa next month.

Inzamam, renowned for his sublime strokeplay and coolness under intense pressure, made his Test debut for Pakistan against England at Edgbaston in June 1992. He went on to play in 119 matches, scoring 8,813 runs with 25 centuries at an average of 50.07.

He also represented Pakistan in 378 one-day internationals, scoring 11,739 runs, and plundering 10 centuries.

Inzamam has played in a total of 241 First Class matches, scoring 16,679 runs with 45 centuries, and he has taken part in 452 one-day games - churning out 13,597 runs and reaching three figures a dozen times.

His last Test appearance was against South Africa in Capetown in January, and his final game for Pakistan was when he led his country against Zimbabwe in Kingston on March 21 in the World Cup.

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