Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan re-signs for Adelaide Strikers, Nabi reink for Melbourne Renegades


ADELAIDE (Australia): Adelaide Strikers on Thursday announced that Afghanistan star spinner Rashid Khan will return to the club for the upcoming tenth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

The leg spinner is the third-highest wicket-taker for the Strikers with 56 from just 40 matches and the best economy of those who have bowled more than 10 innings with 6.36. “I’m so happy that I am able to play for the Strikers again in a big tenth season of the Big Bash, and I have loved this competition from the very beginning,” said Rashid in an official statement.

DUBAI (UAE): Rashid Khan of Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrates the wicket of Deepak Hooda of Kings XI Punjab during match 43 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Kings XI Punjab and the Sunrisers Hyderabad held at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Satuurday. (BCCI/IPL/ANI Photo)

“The Strikers have been like a family to me since I joined them, and I am so thankful to the fans who have been supporting me and made me feel like Adelaide is my home,” the leg spinner added.

Rashid has best figures of 4/22 which was also his maiden Big Bash hat-trick against the Sydney Sixers at Adelaide Oval in the last season. “Rashid has been such a quality player and person for the city of Adelaide and the Strikers from the moment he arrived,” said Head Coach Jason Gillespie.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday announced that Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will return to the club for the upcoming tenth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

This will be Nabi’s fourth season with the club. In his 27 games for the Renegades, he has demonstrated his all-round talents by averaging 30 with the bat at a strike rate of 131, while also taking 21 wickets. Nabi will join the Renegades after his stint in the Indian Premier League with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Big Bash League will be played from December 3 this year and in the first match, Adelaide Strikers will be locking horns against Melbourne Renegades. (ANI)