Haider Ali leaves Derbyshire to play for Pakistan at Asian Games
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After being named in Pakistan’s squad for the forthcoming T20 Asian Games, Haider Ali played his last match for Derbyshire.

In the next month, the 22-year-old batter will miss Derbyshire’s four remaining County Championship games.

In all three formats of the game, he scored more than 1,000 runs for the club.

Mickey Arthur said: “Haider has matured as a person in the dressing room.”

In my opinion, the Haider Ali who leaves Derbyshire is better than the one who arrives.

It will be an important step in Haider’s development to play on another big stage for his country and perform.”

On Tuesday, Haider made 24 in Derbyshire’s final innings in a One-Day Cup loss to Somerset.

At Chesterfield, he scored 146 against Yorkshire in the Championship.

Twenty20 cricket will return to the Asian Games for the first time since 2014 in Hangzhou, China.