Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 2 2022, 4:45 PM

Somerset sign Sajid Khan for the remainder of County Championships 2022

image-l7kju11cSajid Khan (PC: Twitter)

Somerset County Cricket Club on Friday (2 September) announced the signing of off-spinner Sajid Khan for the remainder of the County Championship 2022 season. 

Following this development, Sajid will be the second overseas player for the Taunton-based Club in the ongoing season. Earlier, the Australian players Peter Siddle and Matt Renshaw featured in eight matches, while contributing 27 wickets and 620 runs respectively. 

The 28-year-old will join his fellow Pakistan player, Imam-ul-Haq, in the Somerset squad for the last four Championship matches. 

If talked about his international career, Sajid has scalped 22 wickets in seven appearances, with the best match figures of 12/128 against Bangladesh in December last year. 

With Somerset's front-line spinner Jack Leach unavailable for the next two games, Sajid is expected to be a confirmed pick in the XI. 

Sajid Khan delighted to join Somerset

"I know that in recent years Babar Azam and Azhar Ali have enjoyed their time at Somerset, and I am looking forward to playing alongside Imam-ul-Haq again. I hope that I can contribute to Somerset winning the last four County Championship games of the season."

Somerset look to avoid relegation

Currently, the Tom Abell-led side have amassed only two wins in 10 appearances, and are at the penultimate position in the table. 

With only four fixtures left, they will have to win most of them to avoid the relegation, which can demote them from Division One to Two from next year. 

In the relegation process, the last two ranked teams are demoted. On the flipside, the promotion process helps the top two teams from Division Two to stake their claim for Division One. 

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