Mohammad Irfan is about to make a maiden look within the Caribbean Premier League, with the Barbados Tridents snapping up the tall left-arm quick bowler. In what’s as shut a like-for-like replacement as the Tridents might have wished for, he replaces his fellow Pakistan left-arm quick bowler Junaid Khan, who’s unavailable for undisclosed causes.
Irfan, 36, hasn’t performed for Pakistan in almost two years, however has been a daily on the franchise T20 circuit. He simply completed a World T20 Canada stint earlier this month, taking six wickets in as many video games for the Edmonton Royals at an economic system price of seven.17. Within the Pakistan Tremendous League this yr, he took 12 wickets for the Karachi Kings, placing him within the prime ten on the wickets chief board. Nevertheless, he did go at 9.61 runs per over, making him more expensive than another bowler with 5 or extra wickets in all the competitors.
“It’s a disappointment to not have Junaid obtainable however the expertise of one other left-arm fast like Mohammed Irfan will probably be an asset to our marketing campaign,” Tridents head coach Robin Singh stated. “He’s no stranger to worldwide cricket and this know-how, coupled together with his distinctive capability with the ball, means he will probably be a key a part of the Tridents assault and a handful for opposing batsmen.”
The Barbados Tridents, who’re led by the West Indies captain Jason Holder, start their marketing campaign in opposition to the Guyana Amazon Warriors on August 12. The CPL kicks off on August eight, with the ultimate on September 16.