Yorkshire signs Saud Shakeel for County C'ship Season.

ISLAMABAD -- Yorkshire County Cricket Club has signed the talented Pakistan batsman, Saud Shakeel, as a replacement for the injured Neil Wagner for the early part of the County Championship season.

Wagner was ruled out of the competition due to a bulging disc in his back and a torn right hamstring that he sustained during New Zealand's Test duty earlier this month.

The 27-year-old, who made his Test debut last winter against England and New Zealand, had a stunning start to his international career by scoring 50s in each of his first five appearances and averaging 72.5 in the process.

Saud might make his debut for Yorkshire in their first Division Two fixture against Leicestershire at Headingley on Thursday. However, the player's availability was contingent on the processing of his visa, which may cause some delay.

Yorkshire's top six would be bolstered by the inclusion of Saud, who brings additional strength to the team. However, there was a chance that the new club captain and Pakistan...

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