23 February 2019

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Saturday October 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s teenage sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been roped in by Brisbane Heat for the 2018-19 Big Bash League.
“Mujeeb is a rare talent and we’re delighted he is going to play in the BBL for the first time. From what we have seen so far at international level and in competitions like the IPL and the Vitality T20 Blast in England, he has the skills and maturity to adapt and excel in a variety of conditions. “He has been successful in the power play and closing out an innings, so we will have options to explore depending on the state of the game. At this stage we anticipate having him for the entire BBL which is a bonus,” said Heat head coach Daniel Vettori.
The 17-year-old already plays in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab and will add to the Heats’ spin arsenal.
After signing, Mujeeb added that it was a dream come true for him. “Once I played for my country I dreamed of playing in the IPL, county cricket and the Big Bash. I have been able to achieve the first two so this is very exciting for me. I am looking forward to meeting up with everyone at the Heat and playing in Australia,” he said.
Mujeeb played 11 matches for KXIP, picking 14 wickets at an average of 20.64 and an economy rate of 6.99 in the 2018 IPL.

Saturday October 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Nangarhar Leopards cricket team has defeated Kabul Zwanan cricket team in the 11th match of Afghanistan Premier League at Sharjah cricket stadium on Friday night.
Kabul Zwanan cricket team won the toss and decided to field against the Nangarhar Leopards cricket team.
Nangarhar Leopards cricket team by shining Anton Devcich (77) scored 182 runs in 20 overs.
But, Kabul Zwanan cricket team couldn’t chose the given target and accept failure in 19 overs.  
Highlights - Anton Devcich 77 and Johnson Charles 43 batted (115 opening partnership) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3-29 and  Rahmat Shah 3-25 bowled  superbly for Nangarhar Leopards.
Kabul Zwanan Squad- Hazratullah Zazai, Luke Ronchi (wk), Colin Ingram, Javed Ahmadi, Laurie Evans, Shahidullah Kamal, Rashid Khan (c), Muslim Musa, Wayne Parnell, Fareed Ahmad, Zamir Khan
Nangarhar Leopards Squad- Johnson Charles, Anton Devcich, Imran Janat, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Ben Cutting (c), Mitchell McClenaghan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zahir Khan

Saturday October 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In the 10th match of Afghanistan Premier League, Paktia Panthers cricket team defeat Kandahar knights cricket team by 9 runs in Sharjah cricket stadium on Friday.
Paktia Panthers electing to bat first in the low-scoring folded up for 127 in the allotted 20 overs -- the lowest total of the competition so far.
Sikandar Raza struck 51 off 42 deliveries with five boundaries for the Paktia Panthers.
Syed Sherzad picked four wickets for 19 while Mohammad Naveed bagged two for 34 to restrict the Panthers.
In response, the Kandahar Knights the winless team the competition were skittled out for 121. Karim Janat was the only batsman who oozed some confidence and put in 27 for his side.
Sharafuddin Ashraf and Isuru Udana claimed three wickets apiece to help Paktia Panthers pip the opposition.
Brief scores:
Paktia Panthers: 127 all out in 18.2 overs (Sikandar Raza 51, Isuru Udana 23, Sayed Shirzad 4-19, Mohammad Naveed 2-34) beat Kandahar Knights: 118 all out in 19.4 overs (Karim Janat 27, Najibullah Zadran 20, Isuru Udana 3-19, Sharafuddin Ashraf 3-31, Yamin Ahmadzai 2-20) by 9 runs.

Friday October 12, 2018 Kabul (BNA) In the 9th match of Afghanistan Premier League 2018, Balkh Legends cricket team trashed Nangarhar Leopards cricket team in Sharjah international cricket stadium late yesterday. Nangarhar Leopards won the toss and decided to field. Mirwais Ashraf 4-19 bowled a match winning spell for the Balkh Legends in a low scoring match. Balkh Legends Squad- Chris Gayle, Usman Ghani, Colin Munro, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara,Mohammad Nabi (c), Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Gulbadin Naib, Mirwais Ashraf, Qais Ahmad, Aftab Alam Nangarhar Leopards Squad- Najeeb Tarakai, Johnson Charles, Anton Devcich, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Ben Cutting (c), Mitchell McClenaghan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Zahir Khan M.A.Ansari
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