Abdur Rehman signs for Somerset for the 2015 summer

Pakistani slow left arm bowler Abdur Rehman has signed as Somerset’s overseas player for the whole of the 2015 season.
The 34 year old is no stranger to the County Ground after he captured 27 wickets at an average of 14.19, including a best of 9 for 65 in four LV= County Championship matches in the latter part of the 2012 season. In addition he claimed 9 wickets at an average of 8.11 in the 3 List A matches he played in for Somerset.

Abdur Rehman is vastly experienced at all levels and in all formats of the game and has appeared in 22 Test Matches, in which he has taken 99 wickets, 31 One Day Internationals and 8 T20 Internationals for Pakistan.

In all First Class cricket he has played in 136 matches in which he has taken 512 wickets at an average of 25.99, with his best being 9 for 65 for Somerset. In List A cricket Rehman has played in 139 matches and captured 201 wickets at 26.18, while in T20 he has appeared in 62 matches and claimed 66 wickets at 22.19.

“I am very happy to be going back to play for Somerset,” said Rehman. “I hugely enjoyed my time at the County Ground two years ago and I look forward to playing for the County again for the whole of this coming season.”

Matt Maynard the Somerset Director of Cricket said: “Abdur Rehman is a really good signing for us. He is a quality spin bowler and will hopefully help us to turn some of those draws into victories.

“Abdur will be coming back into an environment he is familiar with and playing alongside team mates who he knows from the time he spent here a few years ago.

”He is also a more than useful lower order batsman, a terrier in the field and is available in all three formats all season. He’s a quality all round cricketer for us to sign.”

James Buttler

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