The Pakistan all-rounder, Imad Wasim signs up with Melbourne Renegades for the second half of BBL season 2020-21

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The left-arm spinner, Imad Wasim has signed with Melbourne Renegades for the second half of upcoming BBL season 2020-21. 

The 30-year-old all-rounder, Imad Wasim is a captain of PSL franchise Karachi Kings. He led his team to win a debut title in the fifth edition of PSL this year.

He can appear in the Australian Big Bash League only if he manages to get NOC (No Objection Certificate) from PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board).

The Melbourne Renegades share this news with fans via tweeter on 3rd December. 

“The signings just keep on coming! And this one is currently ranked in the top 10 T20I bowlers in the world. Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim is now officially a Renegade. He’ll join us from Boxing Day onwards #GETONRED,”

Renegades captioned this text with an image of Imad Wasim.

Imad Wasim will join MR on 26th December after completing the three-match T20 series of Pakistan against New Zealand. The 30-year-old all-rounder will be allowed to play immediately upon arriving in Australia without attending quarantine due to Covid travel-bubble agreement between the governments of Australia and New Zealand.

“Imad is one of the best T20 players in the world with his ability to impact games with the ball and to finish the innings with the bat,”

said Michael Klinger, Renegades coach.

“He’s an experienced player with recent title success, he’s capable of bowling in the powerplay and he’ll strengthen our middle-order batting,”

he added.

He joins South African; Rilee Rossouw and Imran Tahir, and Afghanistan’s spinner; Muhamamd Nabi and Noor Ahmad on Melbourne Renegades side. Moreover, BBL has also signed a Pakistani pacer, Dilbar Hussain for this season. The BBL has allowed three overseas to play per game for this season following the various International commitments and travel restrictions. They have added five overseas in their side to make stability.

“Given the current landscape we’ve had to be flexible with our international players,”

Renegades coach said.

“We’ll have Rilee Rossouw available for the whole season while our other international players will feature at different points throughout the tournament. It’s a really talented group of international players and they’ll provide us with some great flexibility throughout the season,”

he added.