Ahmed set to replace Khan in TKR line-up

first_imgFawad AhmedThe Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have recently disclosed that they are turning to Australia’s Fawad Ahmed in order to replace their prized leg spinner Shadab Khan. The Pakistani bowler, who brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the formidable team, will this year be out of the Caribbean Premier League owing to other engagements.As such, the Trinbago franchise has turned to another leg spinner in order to replace Khan’s brilliance. With 196 First Class and 35 T20 wickets, a T20 average of 27 and an economy rate of seven runs per over, Ahmed is set to bring added action to “the biggest party in sport” this August. The bowler has gathered his T20 experience from a number of successful stints in the Australian Big Bash tournament.Speaking on Ahmed’s selection, Director of TKR Venky Mysore stated, “We were hugely disappointed to lose out on Shadab for this year’s tournament, but Fawad is a fantastic replacement. As a bowler who can turn the ball both ways we are sure he will be a fantastic addition to the TKR squad for the 2018 season.”The Trinbago Knight Riders will jump start the 2018 CPL season against the St Lucia Stars on August 8 at the Queen’s Park Oval.last_img read more