The 18 years old leg-spinner Shadab Khan is signed for the upcoming Australian T20 Big Bash League by Brisbane Heat, said by the club this Thursday.
Shadab Khan since making his debut made an instant impression in the second edition of Pakistan Super League. He played for Karachi Kings and contributed well with bat and ball to earn his maiden call for the Pakistan cricket Team. He has quickly adjusted his game at the international level and showcased clarity with his game.
Shadab Khan has continued to impressive in this period as he has produced some fabulous performance at in T20 Leagues like Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier league or the Champion Trophy, where he played a key role in helping Pakistan clinch their maiden title.
He started his international career by playing two T20 Internationals against West Indies. He got the man of the match award for both matches with his stupendous bowling figures as 4-0-7-3and 4-0-14-4.
Recently, his marvelous performance in the CPL made a decisive role to make his place in Heat’s squad. Shadab Khan was picked up by Trinbago Knights for the Caribbean Premier League where the spinner made an instant impact with the ball.
He produced impressive spell of bowling in his first game for Trinbago with 4 for 28 against Guyana and 1 for 20 against Barbados Tridents. Trinbago are top of the table due to their spin duo in Shadab Khan and Sunil Narine.
So far the young talent has represented Pakistan in 4 T20 Internationals and 7 One Day Internationals (ODIs) claiming 10 and 9 wickets respectively. He also has one test match played seizing one wicket.
Heat’s Coach and former New Zealand captain, Dan Vettori, commented that,“ Shadab 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.”
Vettori also disclosed having Shadab on the side, the team will not be giving contract to the West Indies leggie Samuel Badree, who took 14 wickets in 13 matches with an economy of 6.42.
Shadab will join his CPL team-mate Brendon McCullum, where they both represented Trinbago Knight Riders. He is Heat’s 12th confirmed signing, and six other spots are still open. Hopefully, Shadab will do well in the Big Bash League as it will help to further refine his craft and make him a better bowler at the international level.
Big Bash League (BBL) is going to commence from December 20.