Leicestershire sign Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq

Abdul Razzaq
Razzaq has a career Twenty20 bowling average of 19.64

Leicestershire have signed Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq as their second overseas player for the forthcoming FL t20 tournament.

The 31-year-old joins Australian Andrew McDonald to complete the overseas contingent after a move for India all-rounder Irfan Pathan fell through.

Coach Phil Whitticase told BBC Radio Leicester: "He's able to bowl up front and he certainly bowls at the death.

"But from a batting point of view, he's also very exciting."

He continued: "In the final six overs, he has the ability to clear the boundary, which is entertaining but also very effective.

"He fits the sort of mould of player we want to bring in."

Razzaq has 46 Test caps and has played in 262 one-day internationals and 26 Twenty20 internationals.

He has previously played for Hampshire, Surrey, Worcestershire and Middlesex.

Leicestershire open their FL t20 campaign at Northants on Friday.