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The Brisbane Heat have swooped to sign teenage Afghanistan spin prodigy Mujeeb Ur Rahman for this summer’s KFC Big Bash League.

The 17-year-old became the first male player born in the 21st century to play international cricket when he made his senior Afghanistan debut last year and has since represented his country at Test, ODI and T20 level.

A wrist spinner who also bowls conventional spin, Mujeeb is the second International signed by the Heat and joins New Zealand legend Brendon McCullum on the Brisbane books for BBL|08.

Mujeeb said, ”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.”

As was the case in BBL|07, clubs are entitled to have a maximum of two Overseas Players on their eighteen-man rosters and can also nominate an additional two Overseas Players as potential replacements throughout the course of the BBL|08 season.

Mujeeb, who is currently playing in the same team in the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League as his future Heat teammate Ben Cutting, is expected to be available for the entire BBL tournament.

Cutting, who took a hat-trick as captain in the opening game for the Nangarhar Leopards in Shajah last week, played against Mujeeb during this year’s Indian Premier League where the young spinner caught the eye for King’s XI Punjab with 14 wickets at an economy rate of 6.99.

Vettori said it was exciting for the Heat to introduce another precocious young talent to the BBL.
“We were very pleased to have Shadab Khan play for us last season and the impression he and Yasir Shah made on the competition was very encouraging,’’ he said.

“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,’’ Vettori said.

We have one more spot to fill on their 18-player roster, with Vettori expecting to finalise the line-up shortly.

We have announced the following contracted players for BBL|08:

Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (int), James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (int).
 

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Hopefully the bowling is better than last year's, that was almost unwatchable.
 

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Cutting getting a hatty in the Afghan League ... I hope he’s signed purely to bat this season
 

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Death bowling specialist like last year.
Nah, I'm pretty confident Cutting won't be bowling a single over in the final 4 overs of any games. It should be Steketee & Mujeeb opening the bowling & finishing the game, they're our 2 most accomplished T20 bowlers.

Pattinson, Cutting & Swepson to bowl overs 5-16
 

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That time of year again, here are the current rosters of each team.

Adelaide Strikers -

Wes Agar
Alex Carey
Michael Cormack
David Grant
Travis Head
Colin Ingram (OS)
Rashid Khan (OS)
Ben Laughlin
Jake Lehmann
Michael Neser
Liam O’Connor
Matthew Short
Peter Siddle
Billy Stanlake
Jake Weatherald
Jon Wells
Nick Winter
TBC

Brisbane Heat -

Max Bryant
Joe Burns
Ben Cutting
Brendan Doggett
Sam Heazlett
Matt Kuhnemann
Marnus Labuschagne
Josh Lalor
Chris Lynn
Brendon McCullum (OS)
James Pattinson
James Peirson
Jack Prestwidge
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (OS)
Matthew Renshaw
Alex Ross
Mark Steketee
Mitchell Swepson

Hobart Hurricanes -

Jofra Archer (OS)
George Bailey
Johan Botha
Jake Doran
James Faulkner
Caleb Jewell
Ben McDermott
Riley Meredith
Simon Milenko
Tymal Mills (OS)
David Moody
Tim Paine
Tom Rogers
Clive Rose
D’Arcy Short
Matthew Wade
TBC
TBC

Melbourne Renegades -

Cameron Boyce
Dan Christian
Tom Cooper
Zak Evans
Aaron Finch
Harry Gurney (late season replacement for Shinwari)
Marcus Harris
Mackenzie Harvey
Jon Holland
Tim Ludeman
Joe Mennie
Mohammad Nabi (OS)
Kane Richardson
Usman Khan Shinwari (OS)
Will Sutherland
Christopher Tremain
Beau Webster
Cameron White
Jack Wildermuth

Melbourne Stars -

Michael Beer
Scott Boland
Liam Bowe
Jackson Coleman
Travis Dean
Ben Dunk
Sebastian Gotch
Evan Gulbis
Peter Handscomb
Sandeep Lamichhane (OS)
Nic Maddison
Glenn Maxwell
Jonathan Merlo
Matt Parkinson (late season replacement for Lamichhane)
Marcus Stoinis
Daniel Worrall
Adam Zampa
TBC
TBC

Perth Scorchers -

Ashton Agar
Cameron Bancroft (available from 29 Dec)
Jason Behrendorff
Hilton Cartwright
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Cameron Green
Josh Inglis
Matthew Kelly
Michael Klinger
Shaun Marsh
Mitch Marsh
Joel Paris
Usman Qadir (OS)
Jhye Richardson
Ashton Turner
Andrew Tye
Sam Whiteman
David Willey (OS)

Sydney Sixers -

Justin Avendano
Sean Abbott
Ben Dwarshuis
Joe Denly (OS)
Jack Edwards
Mickey Edwards
Dan Fallins
Moises Henriques
Daniel Hughes
Nathan Lyon
Peter Nevill
Stephen O’Keefe
Lloyd Pope
Henry Thornton
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC

Sydney Thunder -

Fawad Ahmed
Jos Buttler (OS)
Patrick Cummins
Callum Ferguson
Ryan Gibson
Chris Green
Usman Khawaja
Jay Lenton
Nathan McAndrew
Kurtis Patterson
Joe Root (OS)
Daniel Sams
Gurinder Sandhu
Jason Sangha
Shane Watson
TBC
TBC
TBC
Chris Jordan and Anton Devcich (late season replacements for Root & Buttler)
 

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Scrochers have a gun squad once again, they are head and shoulders above every other side. The next best are Thunder and Heat on paper.
 

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1. McCullum
2. Bryant
3. Lynn (c)
4. Burns
5. Heazlett
6. Pierson (wk)
7. Cutting
8. Pattinson
9. Steketee
10. Ur Rahman
11. Swepson

That should probably be the team. I don't particularly want Cutting in there, but when you look at the 13 man squad, he essentially has to be the in there so we have 7 guys who can swing the willow.
 

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1. McCullum
2. Bryant
3. Lynn (c)
4. Burns
5. Heazlett
6. Pierson (wk)
7. Cutting
8. Pattinson
9. Steketee
10. Ur Rahman
11. Swepson

That should probably be the team. I don't particularly want Cutting in there, but when you look at the 13 man squad, he essentially has to be the in there so we have 7 guys who can swing the willow.
Wouldn't mind Renshaw in there as well
 

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Anybody playing SuperCoach BBL this year? I'm in my annual league, just curious what line-up everyone is starting the season with. Heat & Scorchers both play 2 games in Round 1, but the Heat play ZERO games in Round 2 & Round 3, so be careful not to stack too many Heat boys.

Here's my 16 at this point in time -

Shane Watson - $166,700
Brandon McCullum - $113,100
Joe Denly - $186,800
Glenn Maxwell - $175,000
Mitch Marsh - $198,000
Jos Buttler - $160,200
David Willey - $194,000
Jofra Archer - $174,400
Rashid Khan - $198,800
Majeeb Ur Rahman - $93,800
Usman Khan Shinwari - $75,000

Bench -

Max Bryant - $42,000
Jason Sangha - $42,000
Josh Philippe - $42,000
Jack Edwards - $42,000
Sandeep Lamichhane - $62,500
 

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Anybody playing SuperCoach BBL this year? I'm in my annual league, just curious what line-up everyone is starting the season with. Heat & Scorchers both play 2 games in Round 1, but the Heat play ZERO games in Round 2 & Round 3, so be careful not to stack too many Heat boys.

Here's my 16 at this point in time -

Shane Watson - $166,700
Brandon McCullum - $113,100
Joe Denly - $186,800
Glenn Maxwell - $175,000
Mitch Marsh - $198,000
Jos Buttler - $160,200
David Willey - $194,000
Jofra Archer - $174,400
Rashid Khan - $198,800
Majeeb Ur Rahman - $93,800
Usman Khan Shinwari - $75,000

Bench -

Max Bryant - $42,000
Jason Sangha - $42,000
Josh Philippe - $42,000
Jack Edwards - $42,000
Sandeep Lamichhane - $62,500
I'm running Marsh this week for the DGW, but expect him to get selected for Aus (he shouldn't be).

I just took Maxwell out last night for Carey. I'm worried he'll be batting too low in the order and you'll need Carey for the DGW next round.
 
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I'm running Marsh this week for the DGW, but expect him to get selected for Aus (he shouldn't be).

I just took Maxwell out last night for Carey. I'm worried he'll be batting too low in the order and you'll need Carey for the DGW next round.
Maxwell should be batting at 3 or 4 with the injury to Maddinson and Handscomb unavailable. I imagine the batting order will be Dunk, Stoinis, Dean, Maxwell, Bravo, Merlo, Gulbis.

But yeah I agree actually, the Stars also don't play a DGW until Round 10 (!), so I'll go with Carey.

I assume you're referring to the Test side? Because Australia has already confirmed we're going with the same 13 man squad for the final 2 games of the series. Mitch should be playing for the Scorchers right up until the ODI's in Rounds 7 & 8.

I'm leaning towards putting Lynn in for this week and just subbing him out straight away, I think the game plan should be having the 3 Heat players you think will score biggest in Round 1 and just subbing them all out. Might go with Lynn, Ur Rahman & Pattinson. I might cheat and put Bryant in as well, with the idea of swapping him for Wade next week and saving a trade.

I also subbed out Buttler, Shinwari & Lamichhane. Didn't realise they were only playing the early rounds.

Updated team -

 

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Maxwell should be batting at 3 or 4 with the injury to Maddinson and Handscomb unavailable. I imagine the batting order will be Dunk, Stoinis, Dean, Maxwell, Bravo, Merlo, Gulbis.

But yeah I agree actually, the Stars also don't play a DGW until Round 10 (!), so I'll go with Carey.

I assume you're referring to the Test side? Because Australia has already confirmed we're going with the same 13 man squad for the final 2 games of the series. Mitch should be playing for the Scorchers right up until the ODI's in Rounds 7 & 8.

I'm leaning towards putting Lynn in for this week and just subbing him out straight away, I think the game plan should be having the 3 Heat players you think will score biggest in Round 1 and just subbing them all out. Might go with Lynn, Ur Rahman & Pattinson. I might cheat and put Bryant in as well, with the idea of swapping him for Wade next week and saving a trade.

I also subbed out Buttler, Shinwari & Lamichhane. Didn't realise they were only playing the early rounds.

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Isn't Marsh in the 13 man test side?

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That's my side at the moment. I'll be getting Watto in in GW 2 or 3, probably 3. Plays a DGW in r4 I think, and I need to see if he's going to bowl.
 

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Isn't Marsh in the 13 man test side?

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That's my side at the moment. I'll be getting Watto in in GW 2 or 3, probably 3. Plays a DGW in r4 I think, and I need to see if he's going to bowl.
Oh damn you're right, I thought he wasn't. Either way they said he has to go back and score more runs to get a shot, and he hasn't, so you've gotta assume he doesn't get picked. Bowlers are doing the job without him anyway.

Nice team, 5 Heat and 4 Scorchers is a lot though. Especially with the Heat having 0 games over the next 2 rounds. I'm also not sure that Qadir will get a run, they have a LOT of bowling depth.
 

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Oh damn you're right, I thought he wasn't. Either way they said he has to go back and score more runs to get a shot, and he hasn't, so you've gotta assume he doesn't get picked. Bowlers are doing the job without him anyway.

Nice team, 5 Heat and 4 Scorchers is a lot though. Especially with the Heat having 0 games over the next 2 rounds. I'm also not sure that Qadir will get a run, they have a LOT of bowling depth.
I'm going back to Maxwell and praying he bats higher up the order (he should do, he's a freakish t20 player). May as well have my team's namesake in the squad.

Marsh is too risky. Apparently he could only play 1 game in the DGW because of the Boxing Day test and will probably not bowl as much.
 
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