Gloucestershire CCC sign Pakistan's pacer Naseem Shah for 2022 season

Gloucestershire CCC signs Naseem for the first few months of the upcoming 2022 season

By Web Desk
January 11, 2022
Naseem Shah. Photo: AFP/File

England's Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (CCC) has signed Pakistan's pacer Naseem Shah for the first few months of the upcoming 2022 season. 

According to BBC Sport, Naseem on joining the club said: "I'm extremely happy to be joining Gloucestershire and can't wait to experience playing in English cricket for the first time."

He added: "I'm excited for what we can achieve as a team next season and will use all my skills to help Gloucestershire challenge for silverware across all formats."

Shah will be available to play in all formats up until the end of the group stage of the T20 Vitality Blast.

The 18-year-old Naseem who made his Test debut for Pakistan in November 2019 against Australia in Brisbane has played only nine Test matches for his country and is yet to make his T20I and ODI debut. 

In nine Tests, he has picked up 20 wickets at an average of 42.45, and also claimed a hattrick to his name when he became the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket when he took three wickets in three balls against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi.