Hasan Ali Signs Four-Month Deal With Warwickshire For 2023 Season

Hasan Ali is all set to step into the 2023 season with his four-month contract with Warwickshire. 

Last year, Hasan Ali had a similar contract with Lancashire for the early stages of the 2002 County Championship. The cricketer left a remarkable impression with 25 wickets at 20.60 and achieved cult hero status, but the club didn’t pursue a renewal. The Pakistani cricketer has been regular in all format matches of the team for over six years but lost his position ahead of the T20 World Cup and in a test match before the England tour. 

As per Hasan Ali's latest news, the cricketer has signed a fourth-month deal with Warwickshire County Cricket Club that will cover the duration of the T20 blast, knockout stages, and Warwickshire County Championship until the end of July. 

"I'm delighted to sign for Warwickshire as they are an ambitious club and Edgbaston is a ground I've always enjoyed playing at," Hasan said. "I hope I can help the team with my experience and contribute to some wins - maybe even a trophy."

Hasan Ali Stats

Hasan Ali, age 28, has made 131 international appearances and stars on the T20 side across the world. The cricketer has bagged about 200 wickets in the Pakistan Super League for Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi and in the Caribbean Super League for St. Kitts and Navis Patriots. 

Warwickshire’s coach, Mark Robinson, praises the cricketer, saying he made a seamless debut under Lancashire last season and gave some match-winning performances, and that experience will help the cricketer properly this season. He added that the fast bowler offers the team something they miss in their team and will be playing a major role in the County Championship and T20 Blast under Warwickshire from the start of the season until July. 

Playing for Warwickshire

Last year, Warwickshire was the Blast quarter-finalist but the wins narrowed down further in the game. Since then, the team has lost Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Adam Hose, and Matthew Lamb from the squad. Ali’s addition to the team will bolster the Warwickshire performance with the seamer's ability to swing balls both ways. This was indeed the club's strategic move that would act as a potent force to improve their English conditions. 

This is also a worthwhile opportunity for Hassan Ali, age 28, to experience county cricket in English conditions. He will be playing with some of the world's finest cricketers, which can be beneficial for gaining insights and strategies with exposure to hone his cricket prowess.  

English conditions widely differ from those on the subcontinent. Their pitchers are allegedly known for their swing-friendly nature, contrary to Ali. He is perfect to exploit these conditions. 

Hasan Ali is the newest addition to the squad, with Ed Barnard and Chris Rushworth joining Warwickshire in the early winter. Also, Moeen Ali will be returning to the club for the 2023 season.

According to Hassan Ali's Latest news, his new contract is a win-win situation for both parties. Warwickshire gets a fast-paced internationally renowned seamer on their squad, while Ali gets the chance to hone his game on English grounds. Cricket enthusiasts are eager to watch Ali play in the upcoming tournaments. 

When did Hassan Ali ODI debut match take place? 
Hassan Ali ODI debut took place on August 18, 2016, against Ireland. 
When will 2023 county cricket begin? 
The exact date is yet to be announced by the committee. Supposedly, it begins in April. 
Will Hassan Ali continue to play for Pakistan during his contact with Warwickshire? 
Yes, the cricketer will continue paying for his hometown team while playing county cricket for Warwickshire.