Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 25 years 229 days

Major teams Afghanistan, Afghan Cheetas, Afghanistan Under-19s, Band-e-Amir Region, Boost Region, Montreal Tigers

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 Insights on odi 50 46 6 1077 89* 26.92 1242 86.71 0 8 83 42 31 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 47 38 14 711 60* 29.62 496 143.34 0 2 46 37 23 0
First-class 5 10 0 306 99 30.60 371 82.47 0 3 43 6 5 0
List A 67 62 10 1641 95* 31.55 1743 94.14 0 14 129 74 40 0
T20s Insights on t20 77 64 19 1162 61 25.82 828 140.33 0 4 72 64 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 50 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 5 4 156 85 2 1/12 1/42 42.50 3.26 78.0 0 0 0
List A 67 10 180 154 2 1/10 1/10 77.00 5.13 90.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 77 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 India at Dubai (DSC), Sep 25, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Afghanistan at Bready, Aug 22, 2018 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 India at Dubai (DSC), Sep 25, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Kandahar Knights v Nangarhar Leopards at Sharjah, Oct 13, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24 Knights v KingsLeopard Sharjah 13 Oct 2018 T20
20 Knights v Panthers Sharjah 12 Oct 2018 T20
8 Knights v Kabul Zwanan Sharjah 11 Oct 2018 T20
3 Knights v Legends Sharjah 7 Oct 2018 T20
17 Knights v KingsLeopard Sharjah 6 Oct 2018 T20
20 Afghanistan v India Dubai (DSC) 25 Sep 2018 ODI # 4046 Insights on
5 Afghanistan v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 21 Sep 2018 ODI # 4043 Insights on
12 Afghanistan v Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi 17 Sep 2018 ODI # 4038 Insights on
- Afghanistan v Ireland Belfast 31 Aug 2018 ODI # 4035 Insights on
42 Afghanistan v Ireland Belfast 29 Aug 2018 ODI # 4033 Insights on
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 25, 2018

MS Dhoni checks Najibullah Zadran's eye, Afghanistan v India, Asia Cup 2018, Dubai, September 25, 2018

MS Dhoni checks Najibullah Zadran's eye

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Jan 16, 2017

The Afghanistan fans go wild after the winning run by Najibullah Zadran, UAE v Afghanistan, Desert T20, Group A, Abu Dhabi, January 16, 2017

The Afghanistan fans go wild after the winning run by Najibullah Zadran

© Peter Della Penna

Jan 16, 2017

Karim Janat punches gloves with Najibullah Zadran after striking a boundary over midwicket, UAE v Afghanistan, Desert T20, Group A, Abu Dhabi, January 16, 2017

Karim Janat punches gloves with Najibullah Zadran after striking a boundary over midwicket

© Peter Della Penna

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