Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 26 years 356 days

Major teams Afghanistan, Afghan Cheetas, Afghanistan Under-19s, Band-e-Amir Region, Boost Region, Khulna Tigers, 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 67 62 9 1586 104* 29.92 1765 89.85 1 11 134 57 37 0
T20Is 57 48 18 918 69* 30.60 663 138.46 0 3 60 48 27 0
First-class 5 10 0 306 99 30.60 371 82.47 0 3 43 6 5 0
List A 89 83 13 2285 104* 32.64 2357 96.94 1 18 185 103 49 0
T20s 112 96 28 1819 97* 26.75 1293 140.68 0 6 125 101 50 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 67 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 5 4 156 85 2 1/12 1/42 42.50 3.26 78.0 0 0 0
List A 89 14 302 257 4 1/10 1/10 64.25 5.10 75.5 0 0 0
T20s 112 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 Lucknow, Nov 11, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v West Indies at Lucknow, Nov 17, 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 Lucknow, Nov 11, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Khulna Tigers v Rajshahi Royals at Dhaka, Jan 17, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 Tigers v Royals Dhaka 17 Jan 2020 T20
12* Tigers v Royals Dhaka 13 Jan 2020 T20
- Tigers v Platoon Dhaka 11 Jan 2020 T20
7* Tigers v Warriors Dhaka 10 Jan 2020 T20
- Tigers v Warriors Dhaka 8 Jan 2020 T20
31 Tigers v Platoon Sylhet 3 Jan 2020 T20
- Tigers v Thunder Dhaka 28 Dec 2019 T20
41 Tigers v Rangers Dhaka 27 Dec 2019 T20
12* Arabians v Gladiators Abu Dhabi 24 Nov 2019 Other OD
2 Arabians v Qalandars Abu Dhabi 23 Nov 2019 Other OD
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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Nov 14, 2019

Najibullah Zadran plays one through the on side, Afghanistan v West Indies, 1st T20I, Lucknow, November 14, 2019

Najibullah Zadran plays one through the on side

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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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