Hanuma Vihari: India batsman joins Warwickshire as cover for delayed Pieter Malan

Hanuma Vihari: India batsman joins Warwickshire as cover for delayed Pieter Malan

Hanuma Vihari: India batsman joins Warwickshire as cover for delayed Pieter Malan Photo

"We hope that this gives time for him to do his six days quarantine and to feature in next weeks game with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, subject to receiving negative Covid tests.

"Hes a high-quality batsman, and an effective off-spinner, who has been part of two India Test series victories in Australia. He comes to Warwickshire with an outstanding record in the first-class game.

"Were also very grateful to Hanuma for stepping in at such short notice to cover Pieter Malan whilst we await confirmation of visa and his safe entry to the UK from South Africa."

But, following the retirement of Ian Bell, the rest of their top order is youthful - Rob Yates (21), Sam Hain (25), Matthew Lamb (24) and wicketkeeper Michael Burgess (26).

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