Mumbai: Discarded India fast bowler Irfan Pathan could follow the footsteps of Zaheer Khan, who benefited heavily from playing for Worcestershire in 2006. The following season, Zaheer took 18 wickets in three Tests as India won a series in England after a gap of 21 years. Since his county stint, Zaheer has 150 wickets from 36 Tests.
"Everyone who has played there (in England) reckons one's bowling improves a lot. I thought my bowling picked up rhythm during IPL. My swing is working nicely... I would enjoy the conditions in England," Pathan told MiD DAY last week.
"I am fit and raring to get back to the park, and don't want to talk about playing county cricket yet because it is up to the board to allow me. If they do, obviously, I'll be glad to take up the offer," said Pathan, who recently negotiated a deal with Leicestershire Foxes to play in the FL T20, the domestic T20 championship in England.