Qais Ahmad has featured in other T20 leagues including the CPL Getty

Hobart Hurricanes has announced their signing of Afghanistan legspinner Qais Ahmad for the remainder of this season's Big Bash League. Ahmad comes in as the replacement for the injured Tymal Mills after approval from Cricket Australia's Technical Committee.

"We're delighted to secure the services of Qais for the back end of the BBL. He is another in the line of exciting Afghanistan wrist spinners and we're sure he can help our already talented squad be successful come BBL Finals time," said Jamie Cox, Cricket Tasmania's talent manager.

The 18-year old Ahmad was part of Afghanistan's team in the ICC U-19 World Cup last year and finished as the team's leading wicket-taker in the tournament. Subsequently, he has also featured in other T20 leagues such as the Caribbean Premier League and the Bangladesh Premier League. He was also man of the match in the final of the Afghanistan Premier League where he picked up a five-wicket haul.