(born 14 October 1980 in Copenhagen
) is an English Test cricketer
. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He plays for Sussex
At the age of 17, he became the youngest person ever to ever play for Denmark
, the country of his birth. In his first full season at Kent, in 2002, he claimed 63 wickets. He failed to regain his form for the next two seasons, taking a combined total of 31 wickets.
In the seasons that followed, Khan performed better, taking 55 wickets in 2005 before recording 34 the season after, despite missing almost half of it through injury. In December 2006, Khan was awarded British citizenship
, which made him eligible to be selected for England. It only took one month for the English selectors to recognise him, when they named him as part of a 14-man England 'A'
squad to tour Bangladesh
. Subsequently, he was named in the 30-man World Cup
squad, although he was not selected in the final squad when it is halved to 15.
At the end of February 2007, it was revealed that Khan had been ruled out for the entire 2007 season, after having surgery on his cruciate ligaments
He gave away 16 runs in his first... Read More