Rashid Khan joins Adelaide Strikers for BBL|07

BBL|07 SIGNINGS

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Rashid had an outstanding season with SRH in IPL 10, before becoming the first bowler to register a hat-trick in CPL history.

Rashid had an excellent season with SRH in IPL 10, sooner than turning into the primary bowler to check in a hat-trick in CPL historical past. © BCCI

Adelaide Strikers have snapped up spin sensation Rashid Khan for the 7th version of the Big Bash League, the membership introduced on Thursday (September 14). The 18-year-old legspinner turns into the primary Afghanistan participant to be signed in Australia’s home T20 league.

“I am very happy to have signed with the Strikers for the BBL,” Rashid mentioned. “It is a huge honour to be a part of such a great tournament and even more of an honour to be the first Afghanistan player to participate on the BBL stage. I look forward to linking up with my Strikers teammates and backroom staff.”

Rashid had an excellent season in his maiden Indian Premier League gig for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the place he picked up 17 wickets. More not too long ago, even though, he turned into the primary bowler to check in a hat-trick within the historical past of the Caribbean Premier League.

Jason Gillespie, the Strikers trainer, mentioned the group is thrilled to acquire the products and services of the legspinner. “Rashid has set the world alight in T20 cricket with his energy, enthusiasm, and great control for a young guy,” he mentioned. “He has some nice permutations, can bowl stump-to-stump and may also be very tough to select. We’re thrilled so to be offering him the chance to play for the Adelaide Strikers.

Rashid is the second one out of the country participant on board for Strikers, after hard-hitting South African Colin Ingram.

Current squad: Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jono Dean, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram (out of the country), Rashid Khan (out of the country)

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