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Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Afghanistan

BOWLER
  • 19 yrs.
  • Right Handed

Born in Khost, Afghanistan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a young spinner who developed his interest for cricket while watching the 2012 T20 World Cup. Mujeeb is the first male cricketer to have played international cricket who was born in the 21st century. Ur Rahman made his List A debut for Speen Ghar re

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Personal Information
Born March 28, 2001
Birth Place Khost
Current age 19
Role Bowler
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Off break
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting
Bowling 3 2
All Rounder
Profile

Born in Khost, Afghanistan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a young spinner who developed his interest for cricket while watching the 2012 T20 World Cup. Mujeeb is the first male cricketer to have played international cricket who was born in the 21st century. Ur Rahman made his List A debut for Speen Ghar region in 2017 and had a great game as he picked up three wickets for 29 runs. Mujeeb's ability to trick the batsmen with his off-breaks and carrom balls led to him being drafted into the national side for the ODI series against Ireland in 2017. Mujeeb could not have asked for a better debut as he finished with 4 wickets and gave away just 24 runs in his 10 overs.


Mujeeb was soon called up for the T20I series against Zimbabwe in 2018. He went wicketless but was economical. He also holds the record of being the youngest cricketer to have taken a 5-fer in an ODI. Mujeeb was part of the Test squad which played against India. Ur Rahman had a quiet game as he went for runs and picked up a solitary wicket. The spinner was also part of the Afghanistan Under-19 squad. He played a key role in the series against Bangladesh which they won 3-1. Ur Rahman picked up 7 wickets for just 19 runs in the 4th youth ODI against the Bangla Tigers. This performance led to him being selected for the Bangladesh Premier League.


Mujeeb was a key player in the Under-19 Asia Cup final where he picked up a 5-fer against Pakistan and was instrumental in Afghanistan reaching the semi-final stage in the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. He was picked up by the Punjab franchise for the 2018 season of the Indian T20 League. He had a good opening season, picking up 14 wickets in the 11 matches that he played. In the 2019 season, he got to play only 5 matches, in which he picked up only 3 wickets although he continued to remain an integral part of their bowling. Mujeeb was named as the rising star of the Afghanistan squad after the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup.  

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 4380 258
FULL Ranking