BATTING STYLE:Right-handed bat
Right-arm wrist spin
DATE OF BIRTH:
20 Sep 1998
Among the handful of people who’ve seriously revolutionized the T20 game, Rashid Khan’s definitely one. With a zippy, quick armspeed, and a complete departure from the age-old techniques of leg-spin bowling, he’s put Afghanistan right on the cricketing map by bamboozling batters left, right and centre.
He broke out in the 2017 season of the IPL, followed it up with a hat-trick in the CPL, bowled the Adelaide Strikers to the title later in the year, played a massive role in spinning Afghanistan to a 11-match winning streak in T20Is, and by the end of it all, was one of the most in-demand franchise players in the world.
A gun fielder and a clean hitter with the bat at the death, with a particular ‘snake shot’ being his invention, he offers the complete package.