The Middlesex County Cricket Club announced Monday the signing of Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Mujeeb Zadran) for this season’s Vitality Blast campaign.
The seventeen-year-old spinner becomes Head Coach Stuart Law’s first signing of the summer and will be available for the entire Vitality Blast campaign.
He will join up with the Middlesex squad in early July to prepare for the tournament ahead.
Having made his international debut for Afghanistan at the age of just sixteen, Mujeeb has since established himself as a regular in the national side – making 31 appearances to date.
A haul of 54 international wickets have already come his way in all formats, with an economy rate of just 5.07 in International T20 cricket.
He has been a sensation in this year’s Big Bash with Brisbane Heat, picking up 12 wickets and returning best figures of 3 for 16.
“It is with great pleasure to say that Mujeeb has agreed to play for Middlesex in the Vitality Blast,” Middlesex Cricket’s Head Coach Stuart Law said in a statement published on the website of the cricket club. “His unique style of spin has proven to be difficult to play against and his record is outstanding in this format.”
“I’m sure the staff and players at Middlesex are looking forward to working with him this season,” the coach said.
Mujeeb, meanwhile, said he is excited to join the team.
“I’m very pleased to sign for Middlesex for the Vitality Blast and it will be very exciting to play at Lord’s again. I hope we can be successful as a team,” he said.