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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.

cricket Updated: Aug 31, 2017 15:36 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Brisbane
Shadab Khan,Pakistan national cricket team,Big Bash League
Shadab Khan has been a revelation in the shorter formats for the Pakistan cricket team and he will be a welcome addition in the Brisbane Heat franchise for the Big Bash League in 2017/18. (AFP/Getty Images)

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