T10: UAE captain Ahmed Raza joins Pune Devils

UAE captain Ahmed Raza. (KT file)
UAE captain Ahmed Raza. (KT file)

Dubai - Raza will link up with the squad coached by former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes

By James Jose

Published: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 7:30 PM

UAE captain Ahmed Raza has been signed up by the Pune Devils for the Abu Dhabi T10 League, the franchise announced on Wednesday.

Raza will link-up with the squad coached by former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes.

“Hi. This is Ahmed Raza. I will be joining the Pune Devils shortly. Don’t miss the action from Abu Dhabi T10 from 28 January to 6 February,” Raza said in a video posted on the team’s official Twitter handle.

The 32-year-old all-rounder has played 33 One Day Internationals and scored 299 runs and taken 38 wickets. He has also featured 41 T20 Internationals where he has scored 99 runs and returned with 29 scalps.

Raza, who was part of the Karnataka Tuskers last season, will bring rich experience to the squad following his stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he assisted Virat Kohli’s side during the Indian Premier League held in the UAE last year.

The Pune Devils, who have Englishman Dawid Malan as their icon player, includes Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, England’s Sam Billings, apart from UAE youngster Vriitya Aravind.

The Abu Dhabi T10 League begins on Thursday with defending champions Maratha Arabians taking on Northern Warriors at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. The second fixture of the night sees the Bangla Tigers meet the Delhi Bulls.


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