Published: April 17, 2018 6:28:25 pm
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will have a major impact on this year’s Indian Premier League for the Hyderabad franchise, coach Tom Moody has predicted.
Rashid has made rapid strides since making his international debut in October 2015 as a 17-year-old, in February becoming the youngest to top the International Cricket Council’s rankings for bowlers in the Twenty20 and 50-overs format.
Sunrisers Hyderabad splurged 40 million rupees ($609,524) at last year’s auction to land the unheralded leg-spinner from Afghanistan, where cricket is highly popular but sporting facilities are pitifully inadequate after decades of war.
He saw an intense bidding war in this year’s auction before Hyderabad retained him…