BBL 2021-22: Brisbane Heat sign Pakistan batter Fakhar Zaman for ongoing season

He will thus be the sixth player from Pakistan to feature in the high-profile tournament.

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The Pakistan batter Fakhar Zaman is all set to feature in Australia’s ongoing Big Bash League. The Brisbane Heat have signed the swashbuckling batter and he is expected to leave for Australia on Thursday night, December 30. He will thus be the sixth player from Pakistan to feature in the high-profile tournament.

Previously, it was reported that his departure is subjected to the issuance of a visa. But now the batter is all set to enter the mega event of Australia and display his prowess. Prior to him, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Syed Fereydoon, and Ahmed Danial have also been a part of the Australian Big Bash League.

Zaman has been one of the most pivotal cogs of Pakistan’s wheels for a long now. His dominating style of play and fearless strokes have made him an important asset of the side. In the year 2018, the left-handed batter became the first Pakistani cricketer to score a double century in a One Day International match.

Fakhar Zaman to feature in the ongoing BBL

A few days later he also became the fastest batter to score 1000 runs in ODI. Owing to his exploits in white-ball cricket he has been roped in by the Brisbane Heat for the ongoing season of the mega tournament. About the team, they have struggled a tad bit to make a larger impact on the league so far.

Heat have played seven games in the tournament so far wherein they have been able to secure victories in just two games. They are currently placed at the fifth position of the points table with 10 points to their account. The inclusion of the Pakistan batter might help them to bring a shift in their fortunes in the tournament. It will be intriguing to see what difference Fakhar Zaman makes for the team.

Talking about the other player from the country who is playing in the league, Shadab Khan has featured for the Sydney Sixers in the BBL. The team has had a good run in the league so far having won six matches from the seven they have played in the tournament so far. They are currently placed at the top of the points table with 21 points to their account.