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Middlesex sign Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman

17-year-old Mujeeb is set to link up with the squad in early July and will be available for the duration of this year's Vitality Blast

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Middlesex have announced the signing of Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman for the 2019 Vitality Blast.

Mujeeb is due to link up with the squad in early July and will be available for the duration of the tournament.

The bowler made his international debut at the age of 16, taking figures of 4 for 24 against Ireland in an ODI at Sharjah.

With 37 scalps at 19.54, only three bowlers took more ODI wickets than the spinner in 2018. He added nine at 15.22 in T20Is.

Mujeeb has represented Brisbane Heat in this year's Big Bash, picking up 12 wickets in as many matches.

Head coach Stuart Law said: "It is with great pleasure to say that Mujeeb has agreed to play for Middlesex in the Vitality Blast. 

"His unique style of spin has proven to be difficult to play against and his record is outstanding in this format. 

"I’m sure the staff and players at Middlesex are looking forward to working with him this season."

Mujeeb himself added: "I’m very pleased to sign for Middlesex for the Vitality Blast and it will be very exciting to play at Lord’s again.

"I hope we can be successful as a team."

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