Pakistani cricketer, Hasan Ali has signed a deal with Warwickshire County Cricket Club for the first four months of the 2023 season. After a successful venture with Lancashire last season, the seamer has decided to swap the counties. The contract includes the T20 Blast, including the knock-out stages and the County Championship until the end of July.
Notably, he played five games for Lancashire in the 2022 County Championship and shone wicket 25 wickets at an average of 20.60 with two five-wicket hauls. Despite his shining performances with the LCCC, the club has renewed the deal with Hasan. The player has been out of form, hence, kept away from the national fold, which might be the probable reason why Lancashire have not looked to retain him.
Despite the fact that he has been among the regular candidates in the Pakistan squad, but has lost his place recently. For example, following his lost form, he was left out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and is also not named in the home Test series against England. He last played a Test in July against Sri Lanka and a T20I against the same opponent in September whilst facing them in the Super 12 round of the Asia Cup.
Hasan’s last ODI was against West Indies at Multan in June. His involvement and performance in the competition might pave his way to international cricket once again. While commenting on call-up for the club, the pacer said,
“I’m delighted to sign for Warwickshire as they are an ambitious club, and Edgbaston is a ground I’ve always enjoyed playing at. I hope I can help the team with my experience and contribute to some wins – maybe even a trophy.”