Mujeeb Ur Rahman Joins Brisbane Heat After Recovering From COVID-19

Mujeeb Ur Rahman Joins Brisbane Heat After Recovering From COVID-19

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Mujeeb Ur Rahman. (Photo: Twitter)

Afghanistan off-spinner, Mujeeb Ur Rahman joins the Brisbane Heat squad after recovering from the covid-19 virus. After landing in Australia, Mujeeb was tested positive for the virus and was consequently quarantined for 14-days in a hospital at the Gold Coast.

He has returned with negative tests and is likely to play his first game in the Big Bash League 2020(BBL) on Monday against the Sydney Thunder at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Playing for three seasons with the Heat, the Afghani spinner has taken 15 wickets in 18 BBL games, at an economy rate of 6.08. He played just a couple of games in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab where he leaked runs at more than 10 per over and couldn’t pick a single wicket.

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Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Credits – Getty

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a game-changer: Chris Lynn

Brisbane Heat captain, Chris Lynn is delighted to have the mystery spinner back in the side. Since Mujeeb has done his 14-day quarantine, he is available for the clash on Monday, subject to his fitness level.

The opener revealed that Mujeeb is excited to play and wants to get on the field as soon as possible. Lynn feels that the 19-year-old is a high-quality spinner and has the ability to turn the game on its head with the ball. Mujeeb is currently at the second position on the ICC T20I bowlers ranking, behind his compatriot, Rashid Khan.

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“Hopefully Mujeeb is available next game. He’s really upbeat. He can’t wait to play. He has been part of our Heat family for a number of years now. He’s a world-class player and can be a game-changer.” said Chris Lynn.

The Brisbane Heat lost their opening match of BBL this season to Glenn Maxwell’s Melbourne Stars. Heat could post a modest total of 125 with no batsman crossing the 30 run mark. Nathan Coulter Nile picked four wickets and was awarded the Man of the Match as the Stars chased down the score comfortably.

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