Afghanistan’s cricket start Mujeeb Ur Rahman has joined Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) after his Covid-19 recovery, ESPN reported.
The offspinner tested positive during quarantine in Queensland of Australia.
Mujeeb is set to be available for Monday night's clash with the Sydney Thunder but it remains to be seen whether he will be selected after he was hospitalised following a positive test for Covid-19, the report said.
On Saturday, Brisbane Heat confirmed that Mujeeb had been released from the hospital and had been able to board a flight to Canberra.
"He's really upbeat," said Heat captain Chris Lynn. "He can't wait to play. He has been part of our Heat family for a number of years now. He's a world-class player and can be a game-changer."
Mujeeb's countrymen Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, and Zahir Khan are still in quarantine after being delayed trying to get to Australia for the BBL, according to the report.
Rashid Khan, another Afghan cricket star, is also playing in the BBL. In the last three seasons, he has taken 56 wickets at an average of 17.66 and strikes once every 17 balls.
Rashid Khan concedes a boundary once every 11 balls. This means he conceded just about two boundaries per BBL match, according to ESPN.