Kabul(September 14, 2017): Afghanistan´s spin sensation Rashid Khan will play for the Adelaide Strikers in Australia´s Twenty20 Big Bash League later this year, the club said.
The 18-year-old, who was one of the most successful bowlers in this year´s Indian Premier League, will become the first Afghan to feature at the tournament.
Rashid has claimed 63 wickets in 29 one-day internationals, including the fourth best figures in one-day history — 7 for 18 against the West Indies in June.
“I am very happy to have signed with the Strikers for the BBL,” the leg-spinner said in a club statement.
“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.”
He also became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the T20 Caribbean Premier League, playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The BBL season will kick-off on December 20.