Pakistani right handed leg-spinner, Usman Qadir has signed for Perth Scorchers for the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) 2018.
Son of the legendary Pakistani legspinner Abdul Qadir, Usman Qadir has been in the spotlight ever since his Under-19 cricketing days.
Usman joins England’s David Willey as an overseas player for BBL and with their frontline spinner Ashton Agar likely to miss out a few matches due to international duty, the Pakistani spinner will be their top pick as a spinner.
The official Twitter handle of Perth Scorchers made the news official via a tweet telling their fans of the latest signing.
— Perth Scorchers (@ScorchersBBL) September 10, 2018
It is worth mentioning that the 26-year old has left Pakistan for good in a bid to try his luck in Australia. He beleives that he wasn’t treated fairly by the Pakistani selectors which made him pursue a cricketing career in Australia.
My goal is clear – I plan to represent Australia in the World Twenty20 in 2020 in Australia.
The overall squad is as follows:
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh (c), Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Usman Qadir (Pakistan), Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)
One seat remains vacant in the squad and the administration is hoping to find a suitable cricketer to fill out the spot.
Via Cricket Network