|mujeeb ur rehman quick info|
|height||5 feet 11 inches|
|Date of birth||28 March 2001|
|eye color||dark brown|
mujeeb ur rehman is an Afghan professional cricketer who has represented his country mainly as a frontline spin bowler in the shorter versions of the game (ODIs and T20Is). Till March 2022, he also played a lone Test match for Afghanistan against India in June 2018. Even after joining the senior national team in December 2017, he was a member of Afghanistan’s squad, which finished fourth. in 2018 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, In the Afghan domestic circuit, he has played for the spin home region (2017–present). boost the defenders (2017), Miss Ank Nights, and Khost Province in all 3 formats. Highly sought after mystery spin bowler, he has been featured in franchise-based T20 leagues across the world, Comilla Victorians / Camilla Warriors (2017–2020) and Fortune Barisha in (2022) below the poverty line (Bangladesh Premier League); Kings XI Punjab (2018–2020) and Sunrisers Hyderabad in (2021) IPL (Indian Premier League); nangarhar leopard (2018–present) in apl (Afghanistan Premier League); Brisbane Heat (2018–present) in bbl (Big Bash League); Jamaica Tallawahs (2020) in cpl (Caribbean Premier League); And Peshawar Zalmi in (2021) PSL (Pakistan Super League). Mujib has also played domestic cricket outside his country representing Hampshire County Cricket Club (2018) and Middlesex County Cricket Club (2019) in England.
name at birth
mujeeb ur rehman zadran
Khost, Khost Province, Afghanistan
Khost, Khost Province, Afghanistan
- other – Noor Ali Zadran (Uncle) (Professional Cricketer), Ibrahim Zadran (Cousin) (Professional Cricketer)
He is represented by Richard Sydenham, Manager and Booking Agent, Big Star Creations, a sports, publishing and media company, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.
right-arm off brake
- 88 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Middlesex County Cricket Club (English domestic cricket), Kings XI Punjab (IPL), Brisbane Heat (BBL), Jamaica Tallawahs (CPL), Peshawar Zalmi (PSL), Comilla Victorians / Camilla Warriors (BPL), Fortune Barishal (BPL)
- 77 – Sunrisers Hyderabad (IPL)
5 feet 11 inches or 180.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
girlfriend / spouse
For cultural reasons, Mujib has kept his wife’s name a secret. However, it is known that they got married in November 2020 in a ceremony held in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
Caste / Ethnicity
He is of Pashtun descent.
- toned physique
- side-cropped, side-parted hair
- friendly smile
- clean shaven look
mujeeb ur rehman facts
- He first came into limelight in November 2017 when his ‘Player of the Tournament’ winning Heroes helped Afghanistan win ACC Under-19 Asia Cup Before this edition, the tournament was played 5 times and India won it 4 times and shared the trophy once with Pakistan. Mujeeb was the leading wicket-taker in the 2017 edition of the tournament with 20 wickets at an incredible average of 5.55 in just 5 matches.
- Thereafter his progress to the senior national team was rapid. When he made his senior international debut in December 2017 in an ODI against Ireland, he became the first male cricketer, born in the 21st century, to have played senior international cricket. He made an immediate impact with his ‘player of the match’ performance on debut and his 4/24 spell helped Afghanistan beat Ireland by 138 runs. These were the joint-best figures for an Afghan bowler on his ODI debut.
- Almost 2 months later, at the age of 16 years and 325 days, he became the youngest player to take 5 wickets in an ODI. His 5/50 (10 overs) spell helped Afghanistan bundle Zimbabwe for just 134 runs and win the match by 10 wickets. He was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance.
- 2018. In Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, he was the star in Afghanistan’s historic quarter-final win over New Zealand. He had registered sensational bowling figures of 4/14 (8.1 overs) as Afghanistan bowled out New Zealand for just 107 runs to win by a huge margin of 202 runs. This meant that Afghanistan had reached the semi-final stage of the tournament for the first time. They lost the semi-final match to Australia and were eventually eliminated in 4th place when the third place playoff match against Pakistan was abandoned due to a wet outfield. Pakistan were awarded third place as they finished ahead of Afghanistan in the group stage matches.
- 2018. In ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, he was Afghanistan’s best bowler in their opening group stage match (2/47 in 10 overs) against Scotland, their third group stage match against Hong Kong (3/26 in 10 overs), their first ‘Super 6’ against West ‘ There was a match. Indies (3/33 in 10 overs), and against West Indies in the final (4/43 in 9.5 overs). Mujeeb finished the tournament as the joint leading wicket-taker (17 wickets) as Afghanistan went on to win ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers For the first time in history and thus, 2019. qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup,
- In April 2018, at the age of 17 years and 11 days, Represented Kings XI PunjabHe became the youngest cricketer at that time to have played a match in IPL,
- In June 2018, he was a member of the playing XI in Afghanistan’s first Test match against India in Bengaluru. This made him just the 6th player in history, and the first for Afghanistan, to make his first-class debut in straight Test matches. He became the first player born in the 21st century to play a Test match as well as the youngest player (17 years and 78 days) to appear in his country’s first Test match.
- Afghanistan’s inexperience was visible in that match as India crushed them by an innings and 262 runs within 2 days. Mujeeb, like most bowlers in Afghanistan, hit the Indian batsmen (75 runs in 15 overs at an economy rate of 5 for just one wicket). Till March 2022, he had not played another Test match.
- In September 2018, he was selected by nangarhar leopard for the inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League, With 12 wickets in 9 matches, he was the team’s joint leading wicket-taker.
- In December 2020, during the 2020-21 season Big Bash League In the season, he set the record for taking his first 5 wickets in T20 cricket. Though he was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance, his sensational spell of 5/15 (4 overs) was not enough to save his team’s victory. Brisbane Heatwho lost a mighty close match Hobart Hurricanes By just 1 run.
- He has also played for Northern Supercharger (2021) in hundredA professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament which was started by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as a new format of cricket which was first played in July and August 2021.
- In October 2021, Afghanistan’s opening match ICC World T20Against Scotland, he recorded a spell of 5/20 (4 overs). This was his first 5 wickets in T20I matches and he was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance. Afghanistan beat Scotland by 130 runs, which is the country’s biggest win margin in T20I matches.
Featured image by Mujeeb Ur Rahman / Instagram