Jayant Yadav joins the Bears in the run-up to County Championship

Warwickshire has signed Indian off-spinner Jayant Yadav for their last three County Championship games. Yadav, 32, is set to make his debut for the relegation-threatened reigning county champions in a crunch home game with fellow strugglers Somerset, starting on September 12.

The all-rounder will be joined by Indian teammate Mohammad Siraj, who has also signed for the Bears’ last three games.

Yadav has scored 173 wickets and 2,194 runs in 64 first-class matches.

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“This will be my first experience of the County Championship,” he told the club’s website. “When I was asked if I would like to join Warwickshire it was something I couldn’t say no to.

Jayant Yadav joins the Bears in the run up to County Championship 1 1

“I’ve never played at Edgbaston, but I’ve heard great things about the stadium and it would be an honor to call it my home.”

“It was very important that we strengthened our bowling line-up for the run-in,” said Bears director of cricket Paul Farbrace. “The signings of Jayant and Siraj give us enviable options.”

After a meeting with ninth-placed Somerset, who are five points below them with a game in hand, the Bears’ final two matches are against bottom-of-the-table Gloucestershire and then at home to title-winning Hampshire.

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