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BBL 2022-23: Sydney Thunder signs Fazalhaq Farooqi for Upcoming Edition

BBL 2022-23: Sydney Thunder signs Fazalhaq Farooqi for Upcoming Edition

Sydney Thunder has signed Afghanistan’s left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi as a replacement overseas player for the BBL 2022-23.

Faqrooqi will join Thunder’s squad as a replacement player for England’s David Willey who pulled out of the tournament after being signed as a platinum player in the inaugural BBL draft for overseas players held in August. He was an integral part of Afghanistan’s squad in the T20 World Cup 2022 where he returned with figures of 1 for 24 against England & 2 for 29 against Australia conceding runs at 6.52 runs per over across the three fixtures he played.

Sydney Thunder General manager, Andrew Gilchrist said that the club is delighted to have the prolific pacer in their squad after their main Willey had withdrawn from the league.

“Fazalhaq Farooqi is an emerging talent,” Gilchrist said. “He joins Thunder in great form after playing exceptional cricket in the World T20 Cup and the Asia Cup tournament.

“While it was very disappointing to have lost David Willey, it has opened the door for Farooqi to further enhance his reputation and growing status in world cricket.”

Afghanistan players have enjoyed a great stint in the Big Bash League over the years. While Rashid Khan has become the face of Adelaide Strikers over the years, other renowned names such as Zahir Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman & Qais Ahmed have left their impression in the league. So it’s quite obvious that Fazalhaq Farooqi will try to become a household name in the Sydney Thunder squad by proving his mettle in the BBL 2022-23. Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder will add one more overseas replacement to their squad later when Alex Hales departs for the league.

BBL 2022-23: Sydney Thunder squad

Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Ben Cutting, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, David Warner.

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BBL 2022-23: Sydney Thunder signs Fazalhaq Farooqi for Upcoming Edition
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