Adelaide Strikers have signed a contract extension with the Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan for the 10th edition of the Big Bash League.
The 22-year-old made his BBL debut for the Adelaide Strikers in 2017 and is one of the six players to have played over 40 matches for the side.
With 56 wickets, Rashid Khan is also the third-highest wicket-taker of the side after Ben Laughlin and Michael Neser. With the bat, he has scored 253 runs in 27 innings at a strike rate of 161.14 so far.
“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,” Rashid said.
Rashid is currently in the UAE, playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing season of the IPL. He is also in a good form, providing breakthrough on crucial occasions for his team.
“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 added.
Other teams were looking to rope in the leg spinner, but he chose to stay with the franchise for the upcoming season.
“Rashid has been such a quality player and person for the city of Adelaide and the Strikers from the moment he arrived,” Strikers head coach Jason Gillespie said.
The 10th edition of the Big Bash League is slated to begin from December 3, although Cricket Australia (CA) is yet to announce the fixtures.