Melbourne Renegades have re-signed Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi ahead of the forthcoming season of the Big Bash League.

Nabi, 33, made a positive impression with the Renegades in his first season last year, scoring 88 runs from three innings as well as claiming eight wickets from seven games at an excellent economy of 5.76.

“I really enjoyed my first summer playing in the Big Bash and I’m excited to be coming back. We had a great team last season, I met some wonderful people and the guys made it really easy for me to settle in. The fans were really supportive too and hopefully we can have another strong season for them,” said Nabi.

Nabi, who captained his side Balkh Legends to victory in the Afghanistan Premier League, will be available for the whole tournament.

Renegades Head Coach, Andrew McDonald said that having Nabi in the side for the whole season will be a massive boost.

“He’s an experienced and intelligent cricketer who added a lot to our group last season, He [Nabi] was really effective with the ball and showed what he can do with the bat particularly in that match against the Stars.”

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