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Rashid Khan remains with Adelaide Strikers

Rashid Khan remains with Adelaide Strikers
Rashid Khan remains with Adelaide Strikers
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The best T20 player in the world, Rashid Khan, will light up Adelaide again this summer.

The leg-spinning, willow-wielding allrounder, last year named the best performer in the shortest form of the game on the planet, was never in doubt to return to the city and team he loves, but today the genius from Afghanistan makes it a certainty.

With ball in hand as a Striker, Rash’s numbers show 50 games, 72 wickets, 105 dot balls, an average of 17.46 and a strike rate of 16.19. On the other side of the coin, he has 314 runs at a strike rate of 155.45 including 20 sixes. The mercurial talent’s BBL resume also includes 13 catches taken in the field.

These numbers, while remarkable, only tell a small portion of the Rashid Khan story. Poised to wear blue for a fifth season, Khan has become much more to the Strikers than a leading wicket-taker and star attraction. A genuine star across multiple international competitions, Rash brings unparalleled experience alongside an attitude for the game that provides benefit both on and off the field.

Strikers Head Coach Jason Gillespie pointed to the seemingly unending value that Rash pours into the Strikers when discussing the re-signing.

“It’s nice to have him locked away. He is just a wonderful human being, and he is part of the furniture here at the Strikers now. We are delighted to have his presence and his leadership. He might not have the ‘c’ next to his name, but players look up to him because he is such a respectful young man who loves playing for the Adelaide Strikers.”

Given the sensitive nature of the situation in Rashid’s home country of Afghanistan, media is asked to be respectful of his privacy at this time. Further content will be available in the coming weeks.