Rashid Khan called back from the BPL; Afghanistan Cricket Board confirm his replacement

Rashid Khan called back from the BPL; Afghanistan Cricket Board confirm his replacement

The ACB has sent in Under-19 sensation Mujeeb Zadran as a replacement for Rashid Khan.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan of Comilla Victorians attends the practice session. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The young sensation from Afghanistan, Rashid Khan, has played a significant role in Comilla Victorians topping the BPL 2017 table through the halfway mark. The leg-spinner is bowling at an economy of 4.12, which is thus far the best in the League. Comilla has registered five wins in six games, keeping them at the helm with a healthy net run-rate.

But the youngster has been called back by the Afghanistan Cricket Board to ensure he’s not fatigued before their International game against the United Arab Emirates commences on 29th November. This can come in as a huge blow for the Victorians, who are currently having all the momentum they need. His departure might as well cost them that form and to add to it, Victorians’ skipper Mohammad Nabi will also depart soon.

ACB confirm replacement for Rashid Khan

The ACB has sent in Mujeeb Zadran as a replacement for Rashid Khan in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. The League stages just crossed the halfway mark and the teams are trying different permutations and combinations to ensure neither of the players is getting too tired with the tight schedule.

A senior journalist from Afghanistan confirmed the news of Mujeeb Zadran leaving to Dhaka. “Afghanistan cricket board confirmed that off-spinner Mujeeb Zadran departs to Dhaka today as he signed to replace Rashid Khan in the Comilla Victorians team for the remaining matches of BPL 2017,” He said through his official Twitter handle.

Mujeeb Zadran is another teenage sensation in Afghanistan, who played a crucial role in his national Under-19 side’s triumph in the recently concluded Under-19 Asia Cup. The canny off-break bowler managed to pick up 20 wickets in five matches, which includes two six-wicket hauls and a five-wicket haul against Pakistan in the final.

Although their media is touting him as the successor of Rashid Khan, the lad has a different bowling style. It won’t take a long time for him to break into the National side if he keeps going this way.