Former Blue Zafar Ansari called up to England Test Squad
Tuesday 15 September 2015
Everyone at CUCC is delighted that former Cambridge Blue Zafar Ansari (Hampton & Trinity Hall) has won his first call up to the England Test squad that will play Pakistan this winter in the UAE.
This international recognition is thoroughly deserved after an excellent season for Surrey, in which he has already taken 44 wickets and scored over 750 runs. Ansari also made his England One-Day International debut earlier this summer, although he didn't bat or bowl in the rain-affected match against Ireland.
It was a bittersweet day for Zafar, however, as he dislocated his thumb fielding playing for Surrey in a County Championship match shortly after he recieved the news. It is currently unclear whether he will have recovered in time for the squad's departure to the UAE on September 30th. The first test match between England and Pakistan commences on October 13th in Sharjah.
Futher coverage of this story can be found across the web:
Cricinfo Feature Piece
Blues vs Cambridgeshire CCC - match report (aka French's Findings)