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Well, Euro T20 Slam is the latest tournament to embed in the world cricket. The superstars across the globe have made their way into the auctions and also grabbed a place in the respective teams. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan, who is set to play for Rhinos, feels Indians will be missed.
Rashid, who will play for Rotterdam Rhinos under the coaching of former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs, expressed disappointment at the absence of the Indian players from the tournament, adding that he hopes to see those who have retired from international cricket play in such leagues.
I enjoyed playing alongside them – Rashid Khan
The recently-appointed Afghanistan skipper will be playing alongside star T20 cricketers Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi and Luke Ronchi among others. The leg-spinner, however, expressed disappointment over Indian players not featuring in the inaugural edition of Euro T20 Slam 2019.
Speaking on the sidelines of the player auction in London, Rashid said, “Definitely. Always great to play and be with them. Playing alongside them (Indian players). Hopefully, we will get some Indian players…I think it’s allowed to have those players who retired from international cricket. I have enjoyed playing alongside them in the IPL”.
Great to see Herschelle Gibbs:
Further, he went on to express his happiness to see Herschelle Gibbs making his way to be the coach of the team. He also added that youngsters will be benefitted from the new tournament.
“It’s great to have Gibss as he has been a great player and brings in a lot of experience. It will give a chance to youngsters who can show their skill to the world, the domestic players especially,” he added.
Six teams namely, Amsterdam Knights, Rotterdam Rhinos, Edinburgh Rocks, Glasgow Giants, Dublin Chiefs and Belfast Titans will participate in the inaugural tournament which will begin on August 30 and culminate on September 22.
As per the league guidelines, each team will have to play at least six local players and a maximum of five overseas players in the playing XI.