Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 25 years 358 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 50 46 6 1077 89* 26.92 1242 86.71 0 8 83 42 31 0
T20Is 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 69 64 10 1643 95* 30.42 1751 93.83 0 14 129 74 43 0
T20s 86 73 21 1290 61 24.80 935 137.96 0 4 79 70 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 50 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 5 4 156 85 2 1/12 1/42 42.50 3.26 78.0 0 0 0
List A 69 11 206 170 3 1/10 1/10 56.66 4.95 68.6 0 0 0
T20s 86 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 Sri Lanka Emerging Team v Afghanistan Emerging Team at Colombo (CCC), Dec 8, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Chittagong Vikings v Comilla Victorians at Chattogram, Jan 29, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13 Vikings v Victorians Chattogram 29 Jan 2019 T20
11 Vikings v Kings Chattogram 26 Jan 2019 T20
1 Vikings v Riders Chattogram 25 Jan 2019 T20
23 Vikings v Kings Dhaka 23 Jan 2019 T20
16* Vikings v Titans Sylhet 19 Jan 2019 T20
13 Vikings v Victorians Dhaka 13 Jan 2019 T20
83, 2/16 AFG Emerg v OMAN Emerg Colombo (CCC) 10 Dec 2018 Other OD
2, 1/16 AFG Emerg v SL Emerg Colombo (CCC) 8 Dec 2018 LA
0 AFG Emerg v IND Emerg Colombo (CCC) 7 Dec 2018 LA
8 Arabians v Warriors Sharjah 1 Dec 2018 Other T20
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

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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

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