Somerset: Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman set to make debut

Abdur Rehman

Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman is set to make his long-awaited debut for Somerset on Wednesday.

Rehman, 32, agreed to join the Taunton club as their overseas player on 1 July but issues with visa clearance have delayed his arrival.

But he has now been given the go-ahead to face Nottinghamshire in their County Championship clash.

"I expect him to get runs as well as wickets," director of cricket Brian Rose told the club website.external-link

"The great thing about having someone like Rehman is that world-class spinners can take wickets on any surface, especially when it comes to bowling out the tail.

"But he is a very useful lower-order batsman and it will be good to have a left-hander going in around number eight."

It will be Rehman's first foray in English county cricket and he brings with him a wealth of international experience, having played 17 Tests, 23 one-day games and seven T20 matches for his country.

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