Derbyshire Falcons sign Pakistan fast bowler Zaman Khan for upcoming Vitality Blast T20
It’s incredibly exciting to welcome Zaman Khan for our T20 campaign, says Derbyshire's Head of Cricket Mickey Arthur.
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Derbyshire County Cricket Club has signed Pakistan fast bowler Zaman Khan for the Vitality Blast T20 League, scheduled to be played this summer. Zaman is expected to arrive around the end of May, joining a pace unit that includes England Lions duo George Scrimshaw and Sam Conners and Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal.
He has played 49 T20s in his career, collecting 59 wickets at an average of 23.35 and with top stats of 4-16 and has been clocking 90 mph in the limited overs format. Zaman, who made his international debut for Pakistan against Afghanistan in March 2023, has played six T20Is so far with an economy rate of 6.66.
Mickey Arthur, Derbyshire's Head of Cricket, stated that Zaman is one of Pakistan's brightest young fast bowlers, and he brings experience to their squad as well. He also talked about his performance on his international debut for Pakistan, and how delighted the management was to have him on board.
“Zaman Khan is one of the brightest young fast bowlers in Pakistan and he brings experience of T20 success around the world into our dressing room, which will help us to reach our own goals.
He recently made his debut in one of the best international white ball attacks and looked right at home, so it’s incredibly exciting to welcome him for our T20 campaign," Arthur said.
Playing in England is something I’ve wanted to experience: Zaman
After being signed by Derbyshire, Zaman Khan stated that it was a dream come true for him to be privileged to play for the County team under Mickey Arthur. He then praised the club, saying that they have been good in recent years and that he was excited to play with this squad.
“Playing in England is something I’ve wanted to experience and to do it working with Mickey Arthur at Derbyshire is a dream scenario. Derbyshire have been impressive in T20 cricket over the last few years, so I’m looking forward to playing with this squad and seeing if we can challenge again this summer," Zaman said.