Rashid Khan too late to pull off South African T20 rescue act | Cricket News


DURBAN: Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan made an almost immediate impact Friday when he finally played for Durban Heat in the new South African Mzansi Super League.

But it was too late to help his team reach the play-offs of the first city-based Twenty20 league in the republic.

Khan and other international ‘marquee’ players Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Dwayne Bravo and Dawid Malan arrived for the last two weeks of a tournament which has had mixed reviews from the public and media.

Khan, the world’s top-ranked T20 international bowler, was only available for the last four matches for a franchise which several commentators regarded as tournament favourites after the player draft in October.

But a potentially strong Durban batting line-up failed to fire and Khan landed in South Africa…

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