BBL 12: Hobart Hurricanes announce Shadab Khan’s replacement

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The 24-year-old Shadab will not be available during Pakistan’s home limited-overs series against New Zealand in mid of January 2023

Hobart Hurricanes have named Pakistan’s vice-captain Shadab Khan’s replacement for season 12 of the Big Bash League (BBL).

The 24-year-old Shadab will not be available during Pakistan’s home limited-overs series against New Zealand in mid of January 2023.

England batter Zak Crawley is poised to make his BBL debut after being named as an international replacement player.

Contracted with Kent in the English Country competition, Crawley is already an experienced campaigner for his native, England, having represented his country 31 times to date across Test and One-Day International cricket.

At the domestic T20 level, right-hand, top-order batter has an impressive strike rate of 145.08 at the having amassed 1284 runs over 47 appearances, including a personal top-score of 108* in 2020.

“I’m really excited to take part in the Big Bash for the first time,” Crawley said.

“From afar, the Hurricanes seem to be awash with talent both in terms of the list they have built for on-field success, but also the quality list of support stuff they have on it.  I’m looking forward to taking part in what I hope will be a very successful summer.”

It must be noted only three Pakistanis were picked in BBL 12 draft, all by Hurricanes. Asif Ali and Faheem Ashraf are also part of the side.

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