Pakistan batter will be available for the county in all formats
Pakistan batter Haider Ali has joined Derbyshire for upcoming 2023 county season. The 22-year-old will be available for the county in all formats for the whole season, subject to international commitments.
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Head of Cricket, Derbyshire, Mickey Arthur is excited to have Ali under his ranks.
“Haider is an immensely talented young player who already has a wealth of international experience, which will be key for us in all formats,” Arthur said. “I spoke with him at the T20 World Cup, and again during the Lanka Premier League, and he’s so hungry to come to England prove himself in all formats, that’s exactly the attitude we want in our dressing room.”
“Of course, he still has a lot of developing to do, but I’ve outlined what I expect from him and I have no doubt Haider will succeed in county cricket,” he added.
Welcome aboard Haider....you going to have some fun!@DerbyshireCCC https://t.co/3A3GGTQWek— Mickey Arthur (@Mickeyarthurcr1) January 27, 2023
Haider was looking forward to the experience of playing in England, in order to improve his game.
“I’ve seen over the last few years how many Pakistan players have improved their game by playing at a high standard in county cricket, and that’s something I think could really help my development.
“Mickey Arthur is such a respected figure in world cricket and he’s still so highly-regarded within the Pakistan setup, so the opportunity to learn from him is one I’m so excited about.
“I want to help Derbyshire win games in all formats, there’s a lot of good players here and Mickey wants to achieve something big with this Club. Hopefully I can contribute a lot of runs in 2023 and entertain the Derbyshire crowd.”
Haider has scored 499 runs, including three half centuries, in his 33 T20I appearances for Pakistan.