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Rashid Khan is armed with 'five different type of deliveries' for the one-off Test against India

Khan also said that world cricket will see more world-class spinners emerge from Afghanistan

Prabhjeet Sethi @SinghOfGudTimes 25 May 2018, 2:50 PM
Rashid Khan after dismissing MS Dhoni during the first qualifier against Chennai Super Kings

Rashid Khan after dismissing MS Dhoni during the first qualifier against Chennai Super Kings Image: AFP

Rashid Khan is giving every batsman sleepless nights this Indian Premier League (IPL).

During Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) last encounter with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first qualifier, he dismissed MS Dhoni with a peach of a delivery, which rammed into the stumps of the CSK captain.

But he’s not done yet. As Afghanistan are gearing up to play a one-off Test against India in June, the 18-year-old wrist spinner says he’s armed with “five different type of deliveries” to baffle Indian batsmen.

In an interview to Firstpost, he said, “I’m practising five different types of deliveries in the nets. I’m yet to use them. I will mix them with the other deliveries in the Test (against India).”

Khan also stated that Afghanistan has a lot of cricketing potential. Asserting that there are more quality spinners on the way, he said, "Every country has its strength. India produce good batsmen while England, Australia and New Zealand have excellent fast bowlers. Afghanistan’s speciality is spinners. In fact, even our fast bowlers want to bowl spin!”

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