Cricket

Irfan replaces Junaid for Tridents campaign

Friday, August 03, 2018

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Left-arm fast bowler Mohammed Irfan has been named to replace fellow Pakistani Junaid Khan in the Barbados Tridents for the Caribbean Premier League which bowls off this month.

The franchise said it had signed the 36-year-old after Junaid had become unavailable for the August 8 to September 16 campaign.

Irfan, who stands a whopping seven feet, one inch, has taken 83 wickets from 60 One-Day Internationals and 15 wickets in Twenty20 (T20) Internationals.

He has claimed 94 wickets in 82 appearances in T20s overall.

Tridents Head Coach Robin Singh believes the experienced campaigner will be a boost to the franchise's attack.

“It is a disappointment not to have Junaid available, but the experience of another left-arm quick like Mohammed Irfan will be an asset to the our campaign,” said Singh.

“He is no stranger to international cricket and this know-how, coupled with his unique ability with the ball, means he will be a key part of the Tridents attack and a handful for opposing batsmen.”

Irfan will join a squad which already boasts international players like Martin Guptill, former Australia captain Steve Smith and South Africa batting star, Hashim Amla.

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