Pakistan limited-over fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain has finally arrived in Worcestershire ahead of the final five games of the County Championship season.

His debut, scheduled for July 11 against Middlesex, was delayed due to a visa issues but he is now in line to make his debut in next week’s crucial clash with Derbyshire.

Worcestershire remain in the hunt for promotion and a win would go along way to closing the gap further on the top two.

Skipper Brett D’Oliveira believes the pace bowler will help “blast” teams out.

“Really looking forward to Mohammad joining up with us, a fresh face, an international cricketer, a guy who has got some raw pace.

“He is someone that Azhar (Ali) speaks really highly of, so I’m excited about that and what he can give us.

“It is a big thing in Division Two, having high pace, and will be a real asset to our bowling attack.

“Along with the other guys, it will be a challenge hopefully for the opposition batters.

“There is a lot to play for still. We have played a lot of good cricket in the Championship, and Mohammad will provide us with another ingredient.”

Hasnain’s international compatriot Ali is currently away on duty with Pakistan’s test side in a two match series with Sri Lanka.

Azhar was not at his best - scoring just 3 and 6 in the two innings in the first test - but Pakistan were able to chase down Sri Lanka’s 337 to win with four wickets to spare.

In other news, Worcestershire confirmed they would be taking on Herefordshire for the second year in a row, when the two sides meet at Eastnor Cricket Club on Sunday 31 July in a One Day 50 Over match, starting at 11am.

It follows last season’s fixture, which was the first competitive meeting between the two sides in 17 years.

The event will be free for all, including parking however, spectators will be able to make a donation on the day.

Spectators won’t be required to print or show tickets on entry and whilst spectators are also welcome to simply turn up on the day, using the Eventbrite ticketing app will really help the event organisers to gauge likely numbers.