Lancashire have signed Afghanistan spinner Zahir Khan for the rest of the season.

Khan, a 19 year-old left-arm wrist spinner, has an impressive first class and T20 record, taking 34 wickets from seven first class matches and 15 wickets from eight T20 matches respectively.

He played a vital role in Afghanistan’s run to the semi-final of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2016 and featured prominently at the ICC Intercontinental Cup, which Afghanistan won to secure their status as a Test-playing nation last year.

Khan was selected in this year’s Indian Premier League for Rajasthan Royals and in the Bangladesh Premier League for Rangpur Riders, whilst in May, he was named in Afghanistan’s squad for their inaugural Test match, played against India.

Lancashire’s Head Coach Glen Chapple said, “We’re really pleased that Zahir has joined the Club for the rest of the season.


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