Afghanistan fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi might not have an IPL contract; however, he has himself associated with the marquee T20 league as a net bowler. Reportedly, Chennai Super Kings has availed his services ahead of IPL 2021. Fazalhaq Farooqi left for India to join the Chennai Super Kings’ squad in Mumbai, where they are training for the 14th edition.
Fazalhaq Farooqi made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe a few days ago and finished with figures of 4-0-27-1 after taking the new ball. The 20-year old left-arm seamer has also featured in 12 first-class fixtures, six List A, and a couple of T20s. Farooqi will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the likes of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, Robin Uthappa, and many others.
Afghanistan Cricket Board took to his official Twitter handle and announced it by posting the caption as “Young Fast bowler @fazalhaqfarooq6 left to India where he is roped in as a net bowler by @ChennaiIPL for the upcoming season of @IPL!” The Super Kings, who only have one left-arm seamer in Sam Curran, would be better served by Farooqi’s presence within their setup.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) March 24, 2021
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