Friday, June 16th, 2023


Worcestershire have re-signed Pakistan leg spinner Usama Mir for the remainder of the 2023 Vitality Blast.

Usama impressed with bat and ball during the opening three matches of the Blast as a replacement for New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner who was on IPL duty.

He will now take over the Rapids other overseas player slot from Michael Bracewell, who has been ruled out for six to eight months with an achilles injury.

Worcestershire Cricket Steering Group Chairman, Paul Pridgeon, said: “Usama has signed for the remainder of the Blast and is available for the last seven (group) games.

“He really impressed during those first three games, and we are confident Usama will do a good job.

“It goes without saying that we are disappointed for Michael and hope he is back on the cricket field sooner rather than later.”

Usama said: “It was my dream to play county cricket, I realised that earlier in the competition, and I am delighted to be available for the remainder of the tournament.

“The boys have played some good cricket, and I’m looking forward to helping them win some more games and keep challenging near the top of the table.”

Usama also made his LV=Insurance County Championship debut for Worcestershire during the game with Sussex at the 1st Central County Ground.