Big Bash League (BBL) club Brisbane Heat has re-signed star Afghanistan spinner and their club record-holder Mujeeb Ur Rahman for BBL 11. It will be Rahman’s fourth season with the club. The spin specialist is currently the fifth-ranked T20I bowler in the ICC T20I Rankings.
The 20-year-old ended the last season as the second-leading wicket-taker last season with 14 scalps under his belt at an average of 13.42 in eight matches. He returned his best figures of 5-15 against Hobart Hurricanes at the Gabba in December where he became the sixth player to take a five-wicket haul for the Heat.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has represented Heat in three seasons previously, claiming 29 wickets at 21.24, with an impressive economy rate of 6.13 and strike-rate of 20.75 in the 26 games he has played so far for the club.
He recently appeared in England’s 100-ball game The Hundred, during which he claimed six wickets at an economy rate of 7.24 in seven matches he played for Northern Superchargers.
In his first season of BBL itself, in which he played for the Heat, he was named the Brisbane Heat’s Player of the Season. for his best economy rate of 6.13.
“I’m very pleased to have re-signed for Brisbane Heat for my fourth season with them,” Rahman said expressing his delight upon re-signing the club for BBL 11.
“I’m very happy there, they’re great guys. The fans always support me and the team so I hope we can win the Big Bash for them.”
“He was in the Northern Superchargers team that Darren Lehmann was coaching in the Hundred earlier this month, and Darren has reported back to us that he keeps getting better each time he sees him,” Brisbane Heat head coach Wade Seccombe said.
“It’s exciting for us to have him in the line-up again. It makes a big difference to how we match-up with other teams, and his skills and controls enable other players in our squad to come to the fore as well.”
“It was notable how Mitch Swepson and Matt Kuhnemann enjoyed working with him last season so we’re looking forward to him arriving closer to the tournament and getting ready to go,” Seccombe said.
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