Wahab Riaz: Surrey sign Pakistan bowler for T20 Blast stint

Wahab Riaz
Riaz was Pakistan's leading wicket-taker at the World Cup earlier this year

Surrey have signed Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz for the first two games of their T20 Blast campaign.

The 29-year-old left-armer will be eligible to play against Glamorgan on Friday and Essex on Saturday.

Riaz took 16 wickets in seven matches for Pakistan at the World Cup earlier this year.

"We all saw what Wahab is capable of with the ball during the recent World Cup," Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said.

"He is a quality left-arm quick bowler and brings his international T20 experience into the squad."

Riaz has played in 10 Test matches, 57 one-day internationals and eight T20Is for Pakistan.

The Lahore-born player has taken 97 wickets at an average of 20.34 and an economy rate of 6.81 runs an over in his 85 career T20 appearances.

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