Rashid Khan to join Adelaide Strikers in Big Bash League
He's a superstar in the making: Warner on Rashid
Published - Aug 6, 2017 3:19 pm | Updated - Aug 6, 2017 3:19 pm
Big Bash league heavy weight team Adelaide Strikers signed Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan in the upcoming season of BBL. Rashid had a terrific season of IPL under the captaincy of David Warner who labelled him as a superstar in the making. The teenage sensation picked up 17 wickets in 14 matches at an economy of 6.62 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rashid Khan, who also features in the Bangladesh Premier League and Carribean Premier League for Comilla Victorians and Guyana Amazon Warriors, will make his first appearance in the league down under. While playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, he shared the dressing room with Moises Henriques who expressed interest in luring him for this summer for various BBL club.
David Warner, post his stellar performance against Gujarat Lions back in April, was all praises for the teenager. “He’s a superstar in the making. He adds a great dynamic to our team … he’s stepped up to the mark as a youngster and he’s helped us out tremendously.” stated David Warner according to cricket.com.au.
With Cricket Australia finally caving into the demands of the Australian Cricketers Association, all BBL teams have been making big moves behind the scenes. Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers are among those set to make the aggressive moves.
Sydney Sixers looking at replacement for Lumb
“The Strikers policy is not to comment on contract negotiations before announcing. However following the in-principle signing of the MOU last week, we hope to be able to make some exciting announcements about our squad in the near future,” claimed a spokesperson. The Hobart Hurricanes are expected to retain their overseas signings by the name of Kumar Sangakkara and Stuart Broad.
Although, Broad will feature in this summer’s Ashes Test series – not returning for the Big Bash. Meanwhile, the Sydney Sixers are currently looking for a replacement for Michael Lumb, forced into an immediate retirement with an ankle injury last month.