Full name Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Born March 28, 2001, Khost
Current age 19 years 297 days
Major teams Afghanistan, Afghanistan Under-19s, Bengal Tigers, Brisbane Heat, Comilla Victorians, Comilla Warriors, Cumilla Warriors, Hampshire, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kabul Zalmi, Khost Province, Khost Province Under-17s, Kings XI Punjab, Mis Ainak Knights, Speen Ghar Region
Also known as Mujeeb Zadran
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Uncle - Noor Ali Zadran
|Only Test||India v Afghanistan at Bengaluru, Jun 14-15, 2018 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Afghanistan v Ireland at Sharjah, Dec 5, 2017 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Afghanistan v West Indies at Lucknow, Nov 11, 2019 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Feb 5, 2018 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 10, 2020 scorecard|
|Only First-class||India v Afghanistan at Bengaluru, Jun 14-15, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Band-e-Amir Region v Speen Ghar Region at Khost, Aug 10, 2017 scorecard|
|Last List A||Afghanistan v West Indies at Lucknow, Nov 11, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Kabul Eagles v Boost Defenders at Kabul, Sep 11, 2017 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat at Carrara, Jan 10, 2021 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3, 2/16||Heat||v Sixers||Carrara||10 Jan 2021||T20|
|1/23||Heat||v Stars||Carrara||7 Jan 2021||T20|
|2/26||Heat||v Thunder||Brisbane||4 Jan 2021||T20|
|2/28||Heat||v Sixers||Brisbane||2 Jan 2021||T20|
|5/15||Heat||v Hurricanes||Brisbane||30 Dec 2020||T20|
|1/26||Heat||v Hurricanes||Brisbane||27 Dec 2020||T20|
|0/27, 18||Heat||v Strikers||Brisbane||23 Dec 2020||T20|
|1/27||Heat||v Thunder||Canberra||14 Dec 2020||T20|
|0/44||Kings XI||v KKR||Abu Dhabi||10 Oct 2020||T20|
|0/39, 1||Kings XI||v Sunrisers||Dubai (DSC)||8 Oct 2020||T20|
He can bowl traditional offspin and mix it up with legspin and ripping googlies to make what Afghanistan coach Andy Moles terms a "complete package". At just 16, Mujeeb wants to follow in the footsteps of Rashid Khan, his senior by two years. There's plenty of hype surrounding him too, supported by the weight of his performances.
Mujeeb was part of an Afghanistan Under-19 side that clinically dismantled Bangladesh 3-1 in their own den. Bowling predominantly with the new ball, Mujeeb, who picked up eight wickets in the first three games of that series, nearly doubled his tally during the course of a nine-over spell in which he took 7 for 19, the joint second-best best bowling figures in all Youth ODIs. This performance was all the more spectacular as it helped Afghanistan defend 133. Mujeeb went on to pick up 17 wickets in the series, the most by a bowler in a bilateral Youth ODI series.
These performances against their own country perhaps coaxed Comilla Victorians to sign him as a replacement player during the 2017-18 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League.
Mujeeb continued to enhance his reputation on the global stage by starring in Afghanistan's historic triumph at the Under-19 Asia Cup, where they beat Pakistan in the final with him claiming a five-wicket haul. The title-clinching performance was preceded by a six-for in the semi-final against Nepal. He finished the tournament with 20 wickets in five games.
At the Under-19 World Cup, his four-wicket haul helped Afghanistan beat New Zealand to secure a semi-final berth. Two days later, he was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for an astonishing INR 4 crore (630,000 USD approx.) for IPL 2018.