Pakistan legspinner Shadab Khan to join Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League
Shadab Khan, Pakistan’s 18-year-old legspinner, has been picked up by the Brisbane Heat franchise in the 2017/18 Big Bash League.Updated: Aug 31, 2017 15:36 IST
Agence France-Presse, Brisbane
Pakistan’s dynamic teen leg-spinner Shadab Khan will play in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League with Brisbane Heat this year, the club said Thursday.
Shadab, 18, has made impressive progress since his international debut for Pakistan last year, producing starring T20 turns in the Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League.
He earned player of the match honours in his first two T20 Internationals for Pakistan against the West Indies, claiming 3 for 7 and 4 for 14.
“He is one of the most dynamic young spinners in the game and will fit nicely into the style of play that we want to employ this summer,” Heat coach and former New Zealand international Dan Vettori said.
Vettori said Khan’s recruitment meant that the Heat would not contract West Indian wrist spinner Samuel Badree for the next campaign.
The BBL season starts on December 20.
First Published: Aug 31, 2017 15:27 IST