Afghanistan Players nowadays are in quite demand in T20 Leagues. Presence of Afghanistan Players in IPL 2021 is not an exception as Afghanistan players in Big Bash League and other T20 franchise cricket leagues is a regular sight.
Spin bowling departments of many t20 teams now a days have Afghanistan spinners in their contingent which is mainly due to the rapid progress of the side in the shortest format of the game.
Afghanistan Players in IPL 2021 Auction
A total of nine Afghanistan Players showed their availability for IPL 2021. Two players were retained out of the nine Afghan cricketers whereas seven went to the auction list.
List of Afghan Cricketers in IPL Auction 2021
|Qais Ahmed||Karim Jannat|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Rashid Khan|
IPL 2021 Afghanistan Players
Surprisingly out of the 7 Afghanistan players in IPL 2021 Auction only 1 was picked. Moreover apart from Sunrisers Hyderabad no IPL Franchise has any Afghanistan Player.
The likes of Qais Ahmed and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have delivered nicely in multiple T20 Leagues like LPL, PSL and are now known as global commodities somehow the fail to impress the owners and coaching contingent of various IPL teams in 2021.
Afghanistan players in Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad is the only IPL Franchise to have Afghan representative n their squad for IPL 2021 edition. They decided to retain two masters of the T20 format Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan wheras to further strengthen their spin attack they picked Mujeeb-ur-Rehman in the auction for an amount of 1.5 Crore (INR).
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— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 19, 2021
Mohammad Nabi Retained by SRH
Mohammad Nabi is quite a phenomenal all rounder. A veteran of 286 T20 games around the globe during which he represents dozens of teams. Close to 4500 runs at an strike rate of 142 in addition to his 275 wickets at an economy of under 7 runs per over justifies his true potential in shorter format of the game.
In 14 IPL outings all for Sunriser Hyderabad he has a batting strike for 147 and has picked 11 wickets with economy of 6.5 both of these stats are better than his career stats.
Rashid Khan Retained by SRH for IPL 2021
Rashid Khan, the man who was recently awarded with T20 Player of the decade, has got unreal stats. At age 22 he already played 252 T20 games worldwide and taken 352 wickets at an economy just over 6 runs per over and average under 18 runs per wicket.
In 62 IPL matches and has 75 wickets to his name with economy of just 6.25.
Last year Rashid picked 20 wickets in 16 games at an average of just 17 and economy rate under 5. Moreover Rashid has developed as a batsman toohe can be an explosive option lower down the order.
Mujeeb-ur-Rehman got a good amount of 1.5 crores to be a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021 Auction. He previously played for Punjab Kings. Mujeeb is currently 5th ranked bowler in ICC T20I rankings but he has just 17 wickets in 18 IPL Matches.
Mujeeb ur Rehman Picked by SRH for IPL 2021
Another mystery spinner Mujeeb ur Rehman is not as experienc like Rashid Khan or Mohammad Nabi but still at 20 years of age he has already played 136 T20 games for various T20 franchise cricket leagues. His bowling average is under 2 but has an exceptional economy rate of 6.2 runs per over.
Last year Mujeeb played just 2 games and went wicket-less but SRH decided to pick him this season to have spin trio from Afghanistan.