Joe Clarke to line-up alongside big hitting Chris Gayle in Abu Dhabi T10

After a stint in Australia for the Big Bash League Oswestry’s Joe Clarke is on the move again – this time to Abu Dhabi.

Clarke played a handful of games at the start of Perth Scorchers campaign in Australia, but his time with the side has come to an end as they progressed into the latter stages of the competition.

The former Oswestry batsman has now arrived in the Middle East, where he will line up for Abu Dhabi for their T10 competition, one of the only of its kind in the world.

And Clarke will be rubbing shoulders and sharing a wicket with none other than big hitting machine Chris Gayle.

The West Indian legend has been snapped up by Team Abu Dhabi for the competition that kicks off later this month and runs to February 6.

Clarke has been snapped up alongside fellow Brits Luke Wright and Ben Duckett, who has played alongside Clarke for England Lions and Nottinghamshire.

It is another chance for Clarke to shine in franchise cricket and show what he is about, against some of the world’s top short form players.

His signature has been well sought after in the shorter forms of the game, much of that being down to his sparkling form in last year’s T20 blast for his club.

If Team Abu Dhabi progress to the final Clarke will compete on February 6, and 14 days later he could line up in the first game of the Pakistan Super League.

Clarke has signed for Karachi Kings in Pakistan’s franchise competition, and could make his debut when they face Quetta Gladiators in Karachi.

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