The Hundred 2023: Rashid Khan pulls out of Trent Rockets contract with harm

Rashid Khan celebrates taking a wicket for Trent Rockets

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Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has pulled out of playing in The Hundred on the eve of the tournament through injury.

The 24-year-old was due to play in Trent Rockets’ first three games before leaving for international duty.

The number one-ranked T20 bowler in the world will be replaced by Pakistan’s Imad Wasim before New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi comes in as announced last week.

Rockets start their title defence against Southern Brave on Tuesday.

Rashid said: “I’m really disappointed to have to withdraw from The Hundred through injury. It’s been great to play in the competition the first two years.

“Trent Rockets is a…