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Rashid Khan extends contract with Adelaide Strikers


Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will play for Adelaide Strikers once again in the 10th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

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Rashid Khan has been a valuable asset for Adelaide Strikers in the BBL all over the years and the franchise is delighted to get him in the upcoming season as well. He made his BBL debut back in 2017 and he has picked up 56 wickets in only 40 matches.

Rashid is Adelaide’s third-highest wicket-taker after Ben Laughlin and Michael Neser. He has also scored 253 runs in 27 innings at a strike rate of 161.14. It is needless to say the importance of Rashid in Adelaide and the player himself is delighted to join the team once again.

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“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. 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,” he said.

Head coach Jason Gillespie also had words full of praise for the leg-spinner and also expressed his excitement to see the leg-spinner play for his side again.

“Rashid has been such a quality player and person for the city of Adelaide and the Strikers from the moment he arrived. We’re thrilled his world-class bowling and exciting batting will continue to entertain our loyal fans, and we want to again be challenging for a second title when the tournament begins,” he said.

The 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League is likely to start at the middle of December. The schedule is yet to be announced.

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