Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has signed another one-year deal for Melbourne Renegades. The 35-year old will be looking to make an impact with bat and ball in the upcoming edition of Big Bash League.
After his signing, this will be Mohammad Nabi’s fourth season with Melbourne Renegades this year. He is expected to fly to Australia after completing his stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Currently, he is number one ranked all-rounder in the T20 format with 294 points to his name. After retiring from Test cricket, Mohammad Nabi has decided to concentrate on white-ball cricket especially playing in domestic T20 Leagues across the globe.
He has played 27 matches for Melbourne Renegades and claimed 21 wickets to his name. With the bat, Mohammad Nabi is averaging 30 with a strike-rate of 131.
Mohammad Nabi expressed his pleasure after signing Melbourne Renegades for this year’s competition. He said that he has thoroughly enjoyed his time with Melbourne Renegades and will be determined to do well for the side this season.
In the T20 format, Mohammad Nabi has accumulated 4118 runs in 271 matches at an average of 22.62 with 11 half-centuries to his name. With the ball in hand, Mohammad Nabi claimed 267 wickets at an average of 23.34 with a strike rate of 20.3.
Melbourne Renegades Head Coach, Michael Klinger said that Mohammad Nabi is a utility player that brings a lot to the table with bat and ball. He will be looking to make notable contributions with bat and ball for Melbourne Renegades.
Klinger stated that the team management will be hoping that Mohammad Nabi can deliver the goods with bat and ball in the upcoming edition of Big Bash League.
Melbourne Renegades squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Shaun Marsh, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, James Pattinson, Will Sutherland, Beau Webster.