The 18-year-old Rashid Khan will be the first-ever Afghan player to play in the league.
The teenage spin sensation is currently playing in the Indian Premier League and has taken the lucrative T20 tournament by storm this year, picking up 14 wickets in 12 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rashid Khan’s IPL teammate Moises Henriques who is the captain of Sydney Sixers franchise in BBL has revealed his interest in signing him.
Henriques said the teenage leg-spinner could be an ideal recruit for the men in magenta.
“I must say as captain of the Sixers I have been contemplating our little leggie (Rashid) we have over here,” Henriques said cited by cricket.com.au.
“I still can’t pick him in the nets. He bowls nearly 100kph and gets the ball to spin a little bit both ways.
“He is hard work especially over here in these conditions but it is something definitely worth contemplating for the Sixers.”
Rashid Khan suggested a number of BBL clubs had already expressed interest in singing him.
“My dream is to play Big Bash. I would love to be the first Afghani to play in the Big Bash,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to playing in BBL if I get a chance. I have performed well so far in the IPL and hopefully that will help me be part of Big Bash.”
“Three or four players have spoken to me about Big Bash and couple of franchises have contacted me already.
“Once I finish IPL hopefully we can have a good conversation about me playing in Big Bash this year.”