Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 26 years 202 days

Major teams Afghanistan, Afghan Cheetas, Afghanistan Under-19s, Band-e-Amir Region, Boost Region, Montreal Tigers, St Lucia Zouks, Winnipeg Hawks

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Najibullah Zadran
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 64 59 9 1500 104* 30.00 1664 90.14 1 10 123 56 36 0
T20Is 52 43 17 838 69* 32.23 579 144.73 0 3 56 45 25 0
First-class 5 10 0 306 99 30.60 371 82.47 0 3 43 6 5 0
List A 86 80 13 2199 104* 32.82 2256 97.47 1 17 174 102 48 0
T20s 93 80 24 1466 69* 26.17 1056 138.82 0 5 94 81 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 64 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 52 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 5 4 156 85 2 1/12 1/42 42.50 3.26 78.0 0 0 0
List A 86 14 302 257 4 1/10 1/10 64.25 5.10 75.5 0 0 0
T20s 93 1 6 6 1 1/6 1/6 6.00 6.00 6.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 5, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 4, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v Afghanistan at Dhaka, Sep 15, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 9-12, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Boost Region v Band-e-Amir Region at Amanullah, Apr 29-May 1, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 5, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 4, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Bangladesh v Afghanistan at Dhaka, Sep 15, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Afghanistan v Bangladesh Dhaka 15 Sep 2019 T20I # 883
69* Afghanistan v Zimbabwe Dhaka 14 Sep 2019 T20I # 882
26 Zouks v T&T Riders Port of Spain 8 Sep 2019 T20
23 Zouks v Amazon Providence 5 Sep 2019 T20
31 Afghanistan v West Indies Leeds 4 Jul 2019 ODI # 4184
42 Afghanistan v Pakistan Leeds 29 Jun 2019 ODI # 4177
23 Afghanistan v Bangladesh Southampton 24 Jun 2019 ODI # 4172
21 Afghanistan v India Southampton 22 Jun 2019 ODI # 4169
15 Afghanistan v England Manchester 18 Jun 2019 ODI # 4163
4 Afghanistan v New Zealand Taunton 8 Jun 2019 ODI # 4154
Profile

Najibullah Zadran packs a punch with his bellicose left-hand batting, despite his slight frame. He has followed the same tried and tested route to the national side as many of his generation that came after the initial Afghan cricketing pioneers, with age-group cricket preparing him for the big stage. His ODI debut, against Ireland in Dublin in 2012, was possibly a little premature but Zadran's batting turned a corner in 2014 and he started to look more at home. In July, his second-innings 99 helped Afghanistan beat a strong Zimbabwe A side in an unofficial Test, and in November his unbeaten 32-ball 60 helped set up a 54-run win over Pakistan A in a Twenty match. He started 2015 well with a maiden ODI fifty, a boundary-laden 83 against Ireland, and cruised into Afghanistan's World Cup squad.
Liam Brickhill

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Sep 14, 2019

Nothing could stop the Nabi-Najibullah show, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd match, Bangladesh T20I tri-series, Mirpur

Nothing could stop the Nabi-Najibullah show

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Sep 14, 2019

Najibullah Zadran smashes it during an aggressive innings, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd match, Bangladesh T20I tri-series, Mirpur

Najibullah Zadran smashes it during an aggressive innings

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Sep 5, 2019

Najibullah Zadran carves one away, Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2019, Providence, September 5, 2019

Najibullah Zadran carves one away

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