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Shadab Khan joins Surrey for next year's T20 Blast
T20 Blast 2020

Shadab Khan joins Surrey for next year's T20 Blast

Surrey have strengthened their spin bowling resources by signing Shadab Khan for the T20 Blast in 2020.

The 21-year-old Shadab has attracted interest from franchises around the globe since he made his international debut in 2017.

He shot to prominence for his bowling heroics with the two-time Pakistan Super League champions Islamabad United and has gone on to represent the national side in 35 T20Is and 43 ODIs.

He was part of the Guyana Amazon Warriors line-up in this year's Caribbean Premier League having previously played for Trinbago Knight Riders.

Shadab also has experience participating in Australia's Big Bash League where he turned out for Brisbane Heat.

Despite the leg-spinner witnessing a dip in bowling form in recent times, he was one of the three Pakistan players picked in The Hundred draft.

Excited at the prospect of making his T20 Blast debut next season, Shadab said: “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity to play county cricket for a long time and T20 cricket at The Kia Oval is a great place to start."

“I’m honoured to be following in the footsteps of some great Pakistan cricketers and will do my best to make both my new team and the Surrey fans proud," he told the club's website.

Director of Cricket Alec Stewart also looked forward to seeing Shadab in action for Surrey.

“Shadab is one of the most exciting spin bowlers in world cricket and we look forward to seeing him perform for Surrey next year," he said.

Having triumphed in the inaugural T20 competition 16 years back, Surrey have failed to qualify for the finals since 2013.