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Rashid Khan to play for Adelaide Strikers in BBL

Rashid Khan to play for Adelaide Strikers in BBL

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:30

KABUL (Pajhwok): Rashid Khan is all poised to become the first-ever Afghan cricketer to play in the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia, representing the Adelaide Strikers.

The 18 years old leg-spin sensation would play in Australia’s Twenty20 tournament later this year, the Adelaide Strikers said in a statement on Thursday.

“I am very happy to have signed with the Strikers for the BBL. It is a huge honour to be a part of such a great tournament," the spin prodigy remarked.

"It's even more of an honour to be the first Afghanistan player to participate on the BBL stage," added Khan, who performed well recently in the Indian Premier League.

Jason Gillespie, Adelaide Strikers coach, welcomed the spinner's signing as a major coup. “Rashid has set the world alight in T20 cricket with his energy, enthusiasm, and great control."

Having bagged 63 wickets in 29 one-day internationals, Rashid holds the fourth best figures in ODI history: 7 for 18 against the West Indies in June.

PAN Monitor/mud