Comilla Victorians have signed 16-year old Afghanistan offspinner Mujeeb Zadran for the remainder of the BPL season. Zadran arrived in Chittagong on Friday, and will be available for their next game against Rajshahi on Saturday.
Zadran claimed a five-wicket haul against Pakistan Under-19 in the final of the Youth Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday to lead Afghanistan to their maiden Asia Cup triumph. He also took 6 for 28 in the semi-final against Nepal, having already taken a six-wicket haul against Pakistan in the tournament’s opening contest. He finished the tournament with 20 wickets in five games.
Last month, Zadran took 17 wickets in the Youth ODI series against Bangladesh, becoming the highest wicket-taker in a bilateral Youth ODI series. He has also played six T20s, taking five wickets at an average of 26.80 and an economy of 7.24.
Comilla, currently second on the points table with five wins in six matches, already have two senior Afghanistan players in their squad – Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan.