Pakistan's Usama Mir impresses fans with all-round performance in T20 Blast.

WORCESTER -- Pakistan's leg spin all-rounder Usama Mir says that playing county cricket was a lifelong dream which came true when he signed for Worcestershire Rapids in the T20 Blast tournament.

Usama, 27, impressed everyone with his all-round performance during his short stay.

He was signed by Worcestershire Rapids for the initial three matches of the ongoing T20 Blast tournament as a replacement for their full-season signing Kiwi player Mitchell Santner who was unavailable due to his commitments with IPL franchise and eventual winners Chennai Super Kings.

Although he had experience playing cricket in English conditions only at club levels in league cricket, this was the first time he was playing for a county cricket club in any format.

Speaking exclusively to media about his first-ever experience of competitive cricket with Worcestershire county cricket club, Usama said that all he wanted was to play his best game and produce good results. He's extremely happy with his performance.

'When I was young and used to hear and read about England's county cricket that how this cricket has a very different sort of vibe from cricket in other countries so I used to dream about playing in county cricket which has come true now. I wanted to play my best game that's what I did and the performance was really good'.

Mir who's already in England and was playing Sunday league cricket for Colwyn Bay was drafted in the Rapids' squad at the very last moments before their campaign in T20 Blast began against Nottinghamshire Steelbacks on Wednesday 24th May.

He had a very memorable outing against Steelbacks in his debut game where first he smashed 20 runs off just 7 balls and later bamboozled their batting lineups with his leg spin bowling claiming 3 wickets for just 21 runs in 4 overs. Rapids won the match by 15 runs and Usama who played a major role in their victory instantly became the new poster boy for them.

'Whether it's bowling or batting wherever I get a chance I always tried my level best to do well for the team and produce a winning...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT