The announcement came today on the Stars’ website, that the 21-year-old Afghan spinner is expected to show in the BBL season.

Zahir has played eight matches for Brisbane Heat last season, acquiring eight wickets, and has represented in other leagues like IPL, Caribbean Premier League, and Pakistan Super League.

He has expressed his excitement to play for Stars in the upcoming Australian League.

Khan said, “I’m really looking forward to playing for the Stars during this BBL season. The squad is looking strong and I’d like to thank the club for giving me the chance to be part of it. Together I am sure we will build a successful season,”.

While welcoming Khan’s contract, Melbourne Stars Head Coach David Hussey told the media, “We’re looking forward to having Zahir on board for this season. His left arm wrist spin will give us a variety of options. Together with Adam Zampa, Tom O’Connell, Clint Hinchliffe, and the support of our skipper Glenn Maxwell, we’re pleased with the group of spinners we’ll have available over the course of the season,”.

Stars General manager, Nick Cummins, announced that they are bringing together the most talented T20 players in the world this season with a “truly international roster”, and welcomed Zaher as he will also be presenting the Afghan community in Australia.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.