Brisbane - Pakistan's dynamic teen leg-spinner Shadab Khan
will play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League with Brisbane Heat this year,
the club said on Thursday.
Shadab, 18, has made impressive progress since his international
debut for Pakistan last year, producing starring T20 turns in the Pakistan
Super League and the Caribbean Premier League.
He earned player of the match honours in his first two T20
Internationals for Pakistan against the West Indies, claiming 3 for 7 and 4 for
"He is one of the most dynamic young spinners in the
game and will fit nicely into the style of play that we want to employ this
summer," Heat coach and former New Zealand international Dan Vettori said.
Vettori said Khan's recruitment meant that the Heat would
not contract West Indian wrist spinner Samuel Badree for the next campaign.
The BBL season starts on December 20.