SunRisers Hyderabad star Mohammad Nabi will return to Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming tenth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). The Afghanistan star has previously played three seasons with the Melbourne-based outfit. He will leave for Australia after his ongoing stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
He is also the first overseas player from outside of England to be confirmed for this year’s BBL. So far, Mohammad Nabi has played 27 games for Renegades. Currently the top-ranked T20I allrounder in the world, he has scored 476 runs at a strike-rate of 130.76 and has taken 21 wickets with an economy rate of 7.17.
“I have always enjoyed my time with the Renegades and testing myself against some of the best T20 players in the world in the Big Bash. I’m very pleased to have re-signed for a fourth season,” Mohammad Nabi said.
Renegades Coach Michael Klinger also expressed his delight over having the allrounder back as he lauded the latter’s versatility.
“Nabi’s versatility makes him a very valuable member of our team. He can bat and bowl in a number of different situations and he reads the game so well.
“We’ll again be looking for Nabi to play a key role in our middle order and he’ll be called upon to bowl some important overs,” said Klinger.
Mohammad Nabi is the second signing for the Renegades in recent days following the return of James Pattinson from the Brisbane Heat. Pattinson is also currently in UAE for the IPL and is playing for Mumbai Indians. The Renegades have also lost Dan Christian (Sydney Sixers), Tom Cooper and Jack Wildermuth (both Brisbane Heat).
The Melbourne-based outfit will be looking for a good outing this season after the disastrous campaign in last edition when they finished at the bottom following the title-winning 2018-19 season.
Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Beau Webster.