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Brisbane Heat sign Afghan Twins Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Zahir Khan for BBL 2019-20

BBL 2019-20: Brisbane Heat Sign Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Zahir Khan for BBL09

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who is considered as one of the spin sensations of today has signed one more season contract with the KFC Big Bash League outfit, Brisbane. The 9th edition of the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 starting from 17 December 2019 and conclude on 8 February 2020. Big Bash League 2019-20 Schedule already announced by Cricket Australia in July 2019, with Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Thunder playing the first game of the tournament at the Gabba.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is only 18-years-old and has already bagged 12 wickets with an average of 23.41 apiece in the BBL|08 along with a 6.04 economy rate which is yet the best economy in the entire history of this competition.

Brisbane has also signed the left-arm wrist spinner from Afghanistan, Zahir Khan,20, who has played a key role in their first ever test victory which was held against Bangladesh early this month.

As of now, Khan is playing in the Caribbean Premier League 2019 for the Jamaican Tallawahs. Apart from this, the 20-years-old sensation has also played for some other teams as well such as Lancashire in the English Vitality Blast T20 league. In IPL 2018, he also played for Rajasthan Royals but was later dropped out from the team for sustaining an injury.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Zahir Khan are close friends, and both of them are thoroughly enjoying after being declared as a part of the BBL 2019-20.

After tasting victory in both IPL and UK T20 leagues, Mujeeb Ur Rahman said he was ready for his debut season with Brisbane.

As per Rahman, he had a wonderful experience playing for the Brisbane Heat during his maiden debut, and no he is utterly happy that he has been re-selected for the second season. Rahman is already looking forward to the finals.

Khan, Rahman’s BBL teammate, was quoted saying that he always wanted to be a part of this league after his Afghan Teammates shared their experience.

Brisbane’s head coach, Darren Lehmann has confirmed the recruit of these two young spinners who are also the first international recruit and is delighted to have the opportunity to train them.

As per the latest BBL contracting rules, there has been a lot of changes in the rules and regulation which has turned out to be helpful for the teams. The international recruitment is providing them the opportunity to handpick the starts from the small countries and showcase their talent to all over the world.

Darren was further quoted saying that he was happy to see a country like Afghanistan to rise up in international cricket. This provided the opportunity to the talented stars such as Khan and Rahman to bring out and show their talent to the rest of the world.

The initiative that BBL has taken to help all the talents from all over the world to showcase their skills is praiseworthy. It has helped in the development of players such as Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Qais Ahmed, and Mohammad Nabi.

The Ashes commentator, Lehman, who has returned from England a few days back confirmed the recruitment of the two spinners and said that their playing time would be split during the BBL.

The final breakdown of the matches will be discussed along with everybody during final preparation of the season, said Lehmann.

As per the contracting rules of BBL|09, each participating team of BBL can recruit up to 6 players from overseas for a season which is two more from the BBL|08.

In the 18-man roster of their team, the clubs can only have two maximum players and can have four more overseas players as a replacement during the entire league.

Last year, after consulting with the Australian Cricketers’ Association, the pilot ruling was introduced. The rule will be followed in the BBL|09 as well in which the clubs can get in and out their players from the squad as required.

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