Former Australian pacer Brett Lee will be eyeing on the Afghanistan star Rashid Khan in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) commencing from 18th August. While the renowned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar picked Chris Lynn as his man in the CPL.
The spinner Rashid Khan will be playing in the eighth edition of the famous T20 league for defending champions Barbados Tridents. After an extended break, he will be the first time playing a competitive match since March. However, he has been attending the national camp which had started last month.
In the recent interaction, Brett Lee heaped praise on Rashid’s spin bowling. The former pacers said that from beautiful wrong’un to great temperament, the Afghan player had all the variations in his bag. He added that the CPL stint would help him get better in the IPL scheduled in UAE.
“I’m going to go with Rashid Khan. He’s got all the tricks in his bag – a beautiful ‘wrong un, great temperament and I think these wickets will definitely suit him, playing in the UAE,” Brett Lee said while speaking on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
“He knows that country back to front, he has played a lot of cricket there. I think he will really do well over there. He’s a wonderful guy as well, so Rashid Khan’s my pick.”
On the other hand, Manjrekar feels Chris Lynn will be the one to look out for in this year’s edition in CPL. He likes the Australian player because of his attacking batsman.
“But I like Chris Lynn, you know. There’s a kind of a sledgehammer kind of power that he has in his batting,” Manjrekar said.
“This time round, actually, CSK may not play Imran Tahir as much because you know, you can only play so many foreigners. Now, they have got Piyush Chawla. Imran Tahir might just sit out. So, my pick will be Chris Lynn,” he added.
Mumbai Indians have bought Chris Lynn for this year’s IPL edition for INR 2 Crore. It would be the first IPL edition for Lynn who has gained fame because of his knock in BBL.