ABU DHABI: The sixth season of Abu Dhabi T10 has drawn some of the most interesting players in the league, and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan is joining the bandwagon with the New York Strikers.
One of the game of cricket's most dangerous bowlers, the ace leg spinner is regarded as a very effective weapon for any team. Rashid, a pillar of the Afghanistan team, is knowledgeable with franchise cricket and has put on some spectacular performances while playing all over the world.
One of the pinnacles of his successful career was a session against Ireland where he took 5 wickets for Afghanistan for just 3 runs. The renowned spinner, who plays for the Gujarat Titans, the reigning IPL champions, has taken 112 wickets in 92 games so far and has an economy rate of less than 7 runs per over.
With the New York Strikers, who also include players like Kieron Pollard and Eoin Morgan in their ranks, Rashid will try to make an impression at the Abu Dhabi T10 this season. Rashid has taken over 600 wickets in T20 cricket.
The New York Strikers have played five games in the Abu Dhabi T10 so far, losing only the first game before winning the other four with a flourish. With the tournament's final days approaching, the results have seen them rise to second place on the points chart.
Speaking on the occasion, Rashid Khan said: "I'm excited to be a part of a talented team like the New York Strikers, and I look forward to making sure we win the rest of our matches. We aim to win the Abu Dhabi T10, and I'll do everything in my power to support my team in this difficult format by making the best deliveries." Sagar Khanna, the team owner, said: "We have always been very clear about our goal of dominating the Abu Dhabi T10. Additionally, adding Rashid Khan to the side will help our bowling department's firepower grow.