The Big Bash League (BBL) team Melbourne Renegades have confirmed the signing of Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim as a foreign player for the 2020-21 season on Thursday.
The team said in a statement that the player will be accessible for the side from December 26 forwards after the conclusion of Pakistan’s T20I series against Black Caps in New Zealand.
The Pakistani all-rounder will join the likes of Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad and Imran Tahir on the Renegades overseas players’ roster.
He obtained No Opposition Certificate (NOC) from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) previous this week after he was offered to play for the side in the upcoming BBL season.
Imad Wasim last month led Karachi Kings to their maiden Pakistan Super League (PSL) title.
The player also played for Nottinghamshire in England’s T20 blast as the side went on to win the title.
Melbourne Renegades head coach Michael Klinger has called Imad as one of the best T20 players in the world with aptitude to impact games with the ball and to finish the innings with the bat
The Head Coach said,
“He’s an experienced player with recent title success, he’s capable of bowling in the power-play and he’ll strengthen our middle order batting,”