Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Posted by: Bring back the Crusaders (IP Logged)
Date: 05 June, 2019 02:06

Our new overseas 20/20 is hardly setting the World Cup alight.
1 wicket at an average of 9.31 v the Aussies
0 wicket at an average of 6.33 v Sri Lanka
Still at least he has a strike rate of 144 with the bat!

Re: Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Posted by: WayOutWest (IP Logged)
Date: 05 June, 2019 06:46

Yes, but on the bright side we spunked all our money on him and De Villiers, when what we needed was an all rounder for the Championship.

Re: Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Posted by: Fozzie (IP Logged)
Date: 22 June, 2019 14:08

10-0-26-1 against India today, taking the new ball and bowling Rohit Sharma.Not too shabby!

Re: Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Posted by: Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
Date: 22 June, 2019 19:42

I was worried that Mujeeb Ur Rahman may not arrive at Middlesex in the best of form, as he went to the 2019 IPL and was only selected five times by Kings XI Punjab, taking three wickets and conceding 10.05 runs an over, which is a bad sign for someone whose most impressive attribute is their economy. At the 2019 World Cup, as stated he didn’t do much in Afghanistan's first two matches, and was omitted for the next two matches. As he is 18 (an age when most sportspeople are yet to play senior sport), it would be unrealistic to expect his career to keep an upwards trajectory or to not see any setbacks.

However, it seems that Mujeeb may now have refound his mojo (or his mujo), as not only did he bowl well today, but he also came out of Tuesday’s match v England with credit, with just 44 of the 397 runs England scored coming off the 10 overs he bowled, giving him an economy better than all of his team-mates and most of England’s bowlers, including their two spinners.

As I have said, Mujeeb’s most impressive attribute is his economy, as his tally of wickets is surprisingly low, whereas his Twenty20 economy is 6.97 and in List A it is 3.86. Maybe Middlesex’s management think that our batsmen our incapable of posting or chasing large totals, so we have signed someone who can help us defend low totals or prevent our batsmen having too much to chase! In all seriousness, I imagine the most useful aspect of his knack for being economical is that it will build pressure for our other bowlers to exploit.

When he plays for Afghanistan, Mujeeb tends to bowl his overs early on, whereas the Royal London Cup saw Nathan Sowter bowl towards the death. If they bowl at those stages for Middlesex, then we could have spin throughout our innings, especially as we also have part-time spinners in our side.

When Mujeeb came out to bat v India today with 12 needed off 2 balls, my thought was that maybe he could hit two sixes to complete a surprise result that, for much of the match, looked like there could well be. However, the India-biased commentators seemed more focussed on the possibility of a Mohammed Shami hat-trick, which was more justifiable considering that it is what happened.

Re: Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 22 June, 2019 22:31

Quote:
WayOutWest
Yes, but on the bright side we spunked all our money on him and De Villiers, when what we needed was an all rounder for the Championship.
that option was declined so that the Lawman could run the rule over existing squad. Last year's two didn't pull up too many trees. AB wants to come out of international retirement but left it too late to make saffers squad.

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