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Warwickshire sign India all-rounder Jayant Yadav

Warwickshire sign India all-rounder Jayant Yadav
Warwickshire sign India all-rounder Jayant Yadav

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has signed India international spinning all-rounder Jayant Yadav for the final three matches of the LV= Insurance County Championship season.

The 32-year-old will join up with his international teammate Mohammed Siraj at Edgbaston next week ahead of the home fixture against Somerset, which starts on Monday 12 September.

The right-arm spinner will provide another experienced option to the side, with Yadav taking 173 wickets and scoring 2,194 runs in 64 first-class matches to date.

A right-hand batter, Yadav became the first Indian to score a Test century batting number nine, whilst?his eighth-wicket partnership of 241 with Virat Kohli against England in 2016 is still an India record and seventh highest of all-time.

In six Tests, Yadav has taken 16 wickets in addition to his 248 runs.

Yadav said: “This will be my first County Championship experience and I’m incredibly excited to join up with the squad for the final three games.

“When I was asked if I would like to join Warwickshire it was something I couldn’t say no to. Having played my sixth Test earlier this year, I believe these three games will help me improve my game for more opportunities in the near future.

“I have never played at Edgbaston, but I have heard great things about the stadium and it will be a privilege to call it my home.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to both Warwickshire County Cricket Club and BCCI for helping to make this happen and I look forward to arriving next week.”

Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket said: “Jayant is another fantastic addition to the squad, and we’re excited to welcome him to Warwickshire.

“Jayant has played Test cricket this year and adding his First-Class experience to our bowling attack could be vital in the final three games.

“It was vitally important that we strengthened our bowling line-up for the run-in and the signing of Jayant, plus Siraj gives us an enviable array of options.”