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IPL 2021: SunRrisers Hyderabad confirms Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi's availability for UAE leg

The Indian Premier League 2021 resumes in the United Arab Emirates from September. Meanwhile, SunRisers Hyderabad has confirmed that the Afghan duo of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi would take part despite Afghanistan's rising political tension.

IPL 2021: SunRrisers Hyderabad confirms Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi's availability for UAE leg-ayh
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New Delhi, First Published Aug 16, 2021, 3:23 PM IST
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The 2021 Indian Premier League resumption is just over a month away, while the franchises prepare with their players and their availability. On the same note, SunRisers Hyderabad has confirmed that the Afghan duo of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi would be taking part in the tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

The confirmation comes despite the duo's country in political turmoil right now, with the Taliban gaining control. As a result, flight services to the war-torn country have been put on hold, especially to the Hamid Karzai International airport in the capital city of Kabul.

SRH CEO K Shanmugam confirmed to ANI that while he has not spoken to the duo, they are still available for the tournament. As of now, the side is scheduled to leave for the gulf on August 31.

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IPL 2021: SunRrisers Hyderabad confirms Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi's availability for UAE leg-ayh

Earlier, former English batsman Kevin Pietersen spoke on the issue and reckoned that Rashid could not get his family out of the country. Meanwhile, Rashid is currently in England, taking part in The Hundred, representing Trent Rockets.

"There's a lot of things that are happening at home. We had a long chat here on the boundary talking about it, and he's worried. He can't get his family out of Afghanistan, and there's a lot of things happening for him," Pietersen told Sky Sports.

"For him to turn up and put on a performance like this under the pressure that he is currently under... for him to be able to forget that stuff and navigate his story and continue the momentum that he has. I think that's probably one of the most heart-warming stories of this Hundred so far," he concluded.

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