Surrey are poised to sign Australian international Greg Blewett in time for their first Twenty20 Cup match on Friday.
Surrey are poised to sign Australian international Greg Blewett to replace Saqlain
Mushtaq in time for their first Twenty20 Cup match on Friday. The Brown Caps have
had some bad luck with injuries to their overseas players this season. Saqlain
has not played since mid-May with a knee problem and a scan on the injury has
proved inconclusive. Azhar Mahmood has succumbed to a more recent back problem
but could return to fitness in time for Friday.
Indian paceman Zaheer Khan played two matches for Surrey shortly after Saqlain's
injury was diagnosed but he was not 100% himself. A Surrey spokesman said: "We
are looking for someone to play in place of either of the injured Pakistanis as
soon as possible. We've looked around for a spinner but there aren't many around
especially as the Asia Cup is about to start."
Blewett, 32, played 43 Tests for Australia. He scored centuries in his first two
Test appearances, both against England in the 1994-95 Ashes series. He could not
continue that momentum, however, ending with an average of 34.02. The right-hander
has had previous spells as an overseas player for Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire,
and most recently for Kent.
Source - bbc.co.uk