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Fawad Ahmed seals Strikers squad

28 October 2021

Adelaide Strikers have penned the final flourish on their KFC BBL|11 squad list today, with leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed heading south for the summer.

Possessing 82 games of BBL experience, headlined by 75 wickets and best figures of 4/14, Ahmed joins a potent bowling attack featuring the likes of Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar and English allrounder George Garton.

Ahmed pointed towards several reasons he is looking forward to joining the Strikers, including a chance to build relationships with coaches and players, as well as calling the iconic Adelaide Oval home.

‘I am really excited to join the Adelaide Strikers and play in BBL|11. The ball is coming out really well at the moment and I am thankful to the Strikers for this opportunity. I have played a lot of cricket with Cameron White and I am looking forward to working with him again, as well as playing under Jason Gillespie and bowling with Rashid Khan.

‘Adelaide Oval is a special place to play cricket and the wicket always spins so I’m really looking forward to playing home games there.’

Ahmed’s trophy cabinet contains ten titles from domestic cricketing leagues around the world, including a recent triumph in the Carribbean Premier League, where he played alongside Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle. Ahmed took two wickets in both the Final and Semi-Final as St Kitts ran over Saint Lucia to claim the Championship.

Strikers High Performance GM, Tim Nielsen, is confident in what Ahmed will bring to Adelaide this summer as he completes the squad for BBL|11.

‘Fawad is an exciting addition to our BBL|11 squad. He has a proven record at this level and he brings another dimension to our bowling attack.

‘With our list now complete, we are really looking forward to getting everyone together to begin our campaign with the strong team we have assembled.’