Mujeeb joins Big Bash, will play for Brisbane Heat

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Afghanistan’s mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman will play for Brisbane Heat for the 2018-19 season for the Big Bash League. The 18-year old will be the franchise’s second overseas player after Brendon Mccullum. Mujeeb who played for Kings XI Punjab in IPL is slowly becoming a prominent figure in the T20 leagues all over the world.

“Once I played for my country I dreamed of playing in the IPL, county cricket, and the Big Bash. I have been able to achieve the first two so this is very exciting for me. I am looking forward to meeting up with everyone at the Heat and playing in Australia,” Mujeeb said.

“We were very pleased to have Shadab Khan play for us last season and the impression he and Yasir Shah made on the competition was very encouraging,” commented Head Coach Daniel Vettori.

“Mujeeb is a rare talent and we’re delighted he is going to play in the BBL for the first time. From what we have seen so far at International level and in competitions like the IPL and the Vitality T20 Blast in England, he has the skills and maturity to adapt and excel in a variety of conditions”. added Vettori.

“He has been successful in the powerplay and closing out an innings, so we will have options to explore depending on the state of the game. At this stage we anticipate having him for the entire BBL which is a bonus,” Vettori concluded his thoughts on the young spinner.

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