Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Domestic Team: Spin Ghar Region
Domestic Team: Nangarhar Leopards
Date of Birth: 28.03.2001
Batting Style: Right Hand
Role: Bowler
Bowling Style: Right-arm Off Spin
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Test Rankings
222 22
120 34
ODI Rankings
267 221
3 676
44 149
T20I Rankings
865 35
8 677
153 23
Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman - cricketer from Afganistan

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Mujeeb Ur Rahman cricketer

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a unique player for Afghan cricket. He was born into a wealthy family and took full advantage of the chances to build a good sports career. The player became the first cricketer born in the 21st century to play internationally. Ur Rahman continues to improve his game and set new records.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman: general information

Mujeeb was born in the spring of 2001 in the city of Khost, which is the administrative center of the province of the same name. It is one of the largest cities in Afghanistan. There are good conditions for practicing cricket here. The financial capabilities of the Ur Rahman family made it possible to take individual training sessions. Mujeeb Ur Rahman might not have had any sports in his life if not for his childhood attraction to a tennis ball. The boy’s parents noticed that their son squeezes the ball well and could throw it far. Over the years, Mujeeb has learned to throw the ball with just one finger.

In addition to the support of parents, the success of Mujeeb Ur Rahman was facilitated by kinship with Noor Ali Zadran. A famous Afghan player is his uncle. At the end of the 00s of the 21st century, Zadran opened his own academy, where Ur Rahman went to study. Ajantha Mendis also contributed to the formation of a young player a lot. He is a Sri Lankan player who played internationally until 2019. He was called the “mystery spinner” because the cricketer could spin the ball unconventionally when throwing. This technique allowed him to become one of the best bowlers in the world. Mujeeb Ur Rahman has also mastered a similar technique. For example, the head coach of the Afghanistan national team, Andy Moles, uses the phrase “complete package” when talking about the Ur Rahman throw. The player makes throws with his right hand.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman has another relative in cricket – Ibrahim Zadran, who is his cousin. The guys were born in the same year; Zadran is a few months younger. He also plays at the bowler position and throws with his right hand. Since 2019, Ibrahim Zadran has been playing in the Afghan national team.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman: general information

Mujeeb Ur Rahman: junior years

At the age of 16, this player has already made his debut at the adult level for Speen Ghar Region, which played in Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament. His team played its debut match against Band-e-Amir Region on August 10, 2017. However, the opponent won a landslide victory. In the second match, Ur Rahman club suffered another defeat from Boost Region. Subsequently, Speen Ghar Region managed to improve. Four wins in a row allowed the club to reach the playoffs, where it first defeated Amo Region. In the final, Speen Ghar Region met Boost Region and managed to take revenge. So the career start for Mujeeb Ur Rahman turned out to be excellent.

In the autumn of 2017, Mujeeb Ur Rahman helped the Afghanistan Under-19 team win the Asia Cup. In the group stage, the Afghans were in the same group with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UAE. Despite the defeat by Sri Lanka, the Afghan national team managed to become the first in the group and reach the 1/2 finals. At this stage, Nepal was beaten in a hard struggle. In the final, the Afghans left no chance for Pakistan. Ur Rahman took 20 wickets in five matches. Thanks to this result, the Afghan national team got the right to participate in One Day International meetings. In December 2017, a series of matches were held against Ireland. Already in the first confrontation of these teams, Mujeeb showed himself perfectly.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman: adult career

Mujeeb Ur Rahman: adult career

Thanks to excellent results, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was able to make his debut in the foreign championship — Bangladesh Premier League at the age of 16. In this tournament, he played for Comilla Victorians for four years. In the 2018 season, he made his debut with the Australian club Brisbane Heat, for which he plays until the current time. In 2021, the player managed to try his hand at the Indian Premier League, where he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been playing in the adult national team of Afghanistan since 2018. The player helped the national team reach the final of the 2019 World Cup by playing a wonderful match against the West Indies. At the 2019 World Cup, the Afghan national team did not win a single victory. However, the game of Mujeeb Ur Rahman was remembered by many. After this tournament, the International Cricket Council named the player a rising cricket star.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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