Piyush Chawla to Somerset confirmed, visa the only concern

During Piyush Chawla's time at Sussex in 2009, as cover for Yasir Arafat, he scored 206 runs at 29.42 and took 36 wickets at 27.25 to top the county's bowling averages in six championship matches. He then enjoyed match figures of 11 for 170 against his current club Somerset at Hove.

updated: August 17, 2013 13:02 IST
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English county Somerset have confirmed leg-spinner Piyush Chawla as their overseas player for the latter part of the 2013-14 season. His arrival in England meanwhile hinges on when he will get the visa. In 2009, Chawla played for Sussex in a brief stint.

The left-handed bat and right-arm leggie has played 84 first class games in which he has scored 3365 runs at an average of 31.15, which includes three 100s and 25 half centuries, and taken 313 wickets at a cost of 30.65 runs each.

He has played in 91 List A (Domestic one-day) games in which he has made 1038 runs at 22.56 and taken 130 wickets at 28.34.

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