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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

KABULinfo-icon (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 Afghanistaninfo-icon 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 worldinfo-icon 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.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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