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Mujeeb ur Rahman


Full NameMujeeb ur Rahman

BornMarch 28, 2001


RoleRight arm leg-break


Mujeeb ur Rahman, who was earlier known as Mujeeb Zadran, is one of the leading spinners of the Afghanistan cricket team along with Rashid Khan. He was the first male to play international cricket who was born in the 21st century, when he made his debut in December last year. He also became the youngest cricketer to take a five-wicket haul in ODIs.

Earlier this year, he became the youngest player to play in the Indian Premier League, when he plied his trade for the Kings XI Punjab. He was one of their best bowlers this year and played a huge role in their success in the first half of the tournament. Unfortunately, he injured himself towards the end of the tournament and he wasn't able to participate in KXIP's final few games.

His delivery to dismiss Virat Kohli early on in the tournament will be remembered by fans for years to come.

He made his List A debut for Speen Ghar Region in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament on 10 August 2017. From there, he has represented multiple T20 teams around the world.

He played a huge role in Afghanistan's success at the ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament earlier this year, picking up many wickets. He picked up four wickets in the final against the West Indies, which helped them win the match as well.

He has formed a formidable partnership along with Rashid Khan and Zahir Khan, who are the two other spinners in the Afghanistan side.

He has also been named in Afghanistan's squad to take on India in their inaugural Test match, which will take place in Bengaluru from June 14-18.

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