Thursday, April 18, 2024

Melbourne Stars clinch Zahir Khan signing

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The Melbourne Stars have secured Afghanistan spinner Zahir Khan ahead of the upcoming KFC BBL season.

The 21 year-old left-arm wrist spinner is expected to be available for the full BBL season.

Khan’s signing follows last week’s confirmation the club has also secured England’s Jonny Bairstow and West Indian Nicholas Pooran on the club’s international roster.

Khan played 8 matches for the Brisbane Heat last season, taking 8 wickets and has represented teams in the IPL, Caribbean Premier League and Pakistan Super League.

“I’m really looking forward to playing for the Stars during this BBL season. The squad is looking strong and I’d like to thank the club for giving me the chance to be part of it. Together I am sure we will build a successful season,” Zahir said.

Melbourne Stars Head Coach David Hussey welcomed Khan’s signing.

“We’re looking forward to having Zahir on board for this season. His left arm wrist spin will give us a variety of options. Together with Adam Zampa, Tom O’Connell, Clint Hinchliffe and the support our skipper Glenn Maxwell, we’re pleased with the group of spinners we’ll have available over the course of the season,” Hussey said.

Melbourne Stars General Manager Nick Cummins said the club had nearly finalised the squad for the season.

“We’re bringing together some of the most talented T20 players in the world this season with a truly international roster. We’re looking forward to having Zahir on board and the support of Melbourne’s Afghan community behind him,” Cummins said.

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