Somerset Sign Virdi on loan

Somerset are pleased to announce that Surrey off-spinner Amar Virdi has joined the Club on a short-term loan deal.

The 23-year-old will join Somerset in time for the LV= Insurance County Championship match against Lancashire at Southport.

Amar made his County Championship debut against Essex in 2017 and has gone on to feature in 40 First Class matches, claiming over 120 wickets at an average of 29.73.

He has best match figures of 14/139 against Nottinghamshire in 2019 and has also represented England at ‘A’ and Lions levels.

After completing the loan agreement, Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “Jack Leach is unavailable for the match against Lancashire, and with Amar currently not playing First XI cricket, we felt he could add real balance to our team at Southport.

“Having previously worked with him within the England U19 programme, and with Jason having worked with him with England Lions, we have a strong awareness of his ability with the ball and his character. He is a quality spinner with genuine international aspirations, and we are delighted to be able to welcome him into our environment.”

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