15-year-old Afghan spinner to play Big Bash this year

October 29, 2020 at 8:23 PM

Cricket : Melbourne Renegades are preparing to unleash 15-year-old Afghan spinner Ahmad Noor on the Big Bash after a 12-month scouting mission paid off.

Noor, who was born in 2005 in Kabul, Afghanistan, has signed on for the full season and is likely to play as many games as the new BBL fixture allows before Christmas when South African Imran Tahir will also join the squad.

The left-arm ‘mystery spinner’ has played just one first-class match and 15 T20s in his native Afghanistan as well as representing his country as a 14-year-old in last year’s Under 19 World Cup.

Apart from Noor Ahamed, South African Spinner Imran Tahir will also play for Melbourne Renegades this season.

“Imran Tahir has excelled in the T20 format right across the world and he’ll provide another genuine wicket-taking threat,” Renegades Coach Michael Klinger said.

“We’ve been tracking Noor Ahmad closely for more than a year now and although he’s in the early stages of his career, he’s an exciting prospect and he has a few tricks that’ll make life difficult for batsmen.” (With inputs from Fox Sports)