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Pakistan's New Pace Sensation Mir Hamza Joins Glamorgan For County Championship

Mir Hamza signed by County Club Glamorgan (X.com)Mir Hamza signed by County Club Glamorgan (X.com)

Pakistan's rising star, left-arm seam bowler Mir Hamza is all set to play County Cricket this year as Glamorgan, the Welsh cricket club, reached an agreement with the pacer to attain his services for the first half of the tournament.

Hailing from Karachi, Pakistan, Mir Hamza has represented his country at various levels, showcasing his talent and potential as a promising fast bowler. His ability to generate pace and seam movement with the ball makes him a potent threat to the opposition and a valuable asset for any team.

Hamza made his Test debut for Pakistan back in 2018 but rose to fame after his heroics in the recently concluded Australia tour. The 31-year-old registered his career-best bowling figures, 4-32 during the Boxing Day Test in 2023.

Not only that, the pacer has impressed in the shorter format by producing awe-inspiring performances for Karachi Kings in the PSL 2024 season. Additionally, Mir has experience playing County Cricket as he represented Sussex in 2019. 

Speaking of numbers, Mir Hamza has 434 wickets in over 100 first-class matches, with an average just exceeding 22. In the T20 format, the bowler clipped 52 wickets with an average of 29, and his best figures include 4/9. 

Needless to say, Mir Hamza is an exciting prospect waiting to explode, given the right opportunities.

Meanwhile, Glamorgan offered a role to Hamza at the right time as they were lacking a seam option after the departure of Australia's Michael Neser to Hampshire. 

That being said, the Pakistani bowler issued a statement after his signing and shared his excitement about being a part of a prestigious group. Hamza was specifically happy to reunite with coach Grant Bradburn, who had served Pakistan in the past.

"I am thrilled to be joining Glamorgan for the County Championship this summer. It will be exciting to work with Grant [Bradburn, new Glamorgan head coach] again after working with him with Pakistan, and I can't wait to join up with the squad, get to training and help this great club push for a positive start to the season," Hamza said.

Mir is looking forward to utilizing this golden opportunity to sharpen his skills and guide the club to greater heights.