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Rapids replace Mir with West Indies spinner Walsh

Hayden Walsh bowling
Hayden Walsh has played 39 T20 internationals for West Indies [Getty Images]

Worcestershire Rapids have signed West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh for their upcoming T20 Blast campaign.

The 32-year-old is a replacement for Pakistan spinner Usama Mir, who was unable to obtain the right paperwork for a planned stint at New Road.

Walsh has played 39 T20 internationals for West Indies and 23 ODIs and is a handy lower-order batter.

“I am thrilled to join Worcestershire and be part of such a prestigious club," Walsh told the club website.

“It’s an exciting opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started.”

The Rapids begin their T20 Blast campaign against Lancashire on Friday.