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Tahir, Nawaz added to Sylhet Sixers squad


With BPL 2019 just couple of weeks away from kicking off, Sylhet Sixers have roped South Africa’s Imran Tahir and Pakistani Mohammad Nawaz into their squad.

Imran Tahir will play his first BPL. ©Getty Images

 

The franchise confirmed the inclusions of these two foreign players on their official Facebook page.

Nawaz has represented Pakistan in 3 Tests, 14 ODIs and 16 T20Is. In 90 Twenty20 matches, he has scored 772 runs and bagged 68 wickets. Hs recently played for Cape Town Blitz in South Africa’s Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.

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Tahir is an exciting name in world cricket. He is currently one of the top leg-spinners in the era of wrist-spinners. He has taken 270 wickets in international cricket across 20 Tests, 91 ODIs and 37 T20Is. He played T20Is for World XI as well.

The 39-year-old has 276 scalps in 231 T20 matches at 7.07 including two five-wicket hauls. He took four wickets from seven matches for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in inaugural MSL this year.

The Sixers previously introduced banned Australian cricketer David Warner to the squad. He will be captaining the side this time. The squad also includes foreigners like Sandeep Lamichhane, Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Irfan. Nasir Hossain and Sabbir Rahman are retained players from the previous edition while Liton Das is their icon player.

The sixth event of BPL will kick off on 5th January. Sylhet will play their first match against Comilla Victorians at Mirpur on 6th January. Their first home game is also against Comilla on 15th January.

Sylhet Sixers squad: Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das, Sohail Tanvir, David Warner (captain), Sandeep Lamichhane, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Irfan, Nabil Samad, Ebadat Hossain, Alok Kapali, Jaker Ali, Gulbadin Naib, Andre Fletcher, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Pat Brown, Nicholas Pooran, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Nawaz

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