Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 26 years 108 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 59 54 9 1368 104* 30.40 1513 90.41 1 10 112 54 36 0
T20Is 50 41 16 764 60* 30.56 542 140.95 0 2 50 39 24 0
First-class 5 10 0 306 99 30.60 371 82.47 0 3 43 6 5 0
List A 81 75 13 2067 104* 33.33 2105 98.19 1 17 163 100 48 0
T20s 89 76 23 1343 61 25.33 981 136.90 0 4 83 72 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 59 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 5 4 156 85 2 1/12 1/42 42.50 3.26 78.0 0 0 0
List A 81 14 302 257 4 1/10 1/10 64.25 5.10 75.5 0 0 0
T20s 89 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 New Zealand at Taunton, Jun 8, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Feb 24, 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 New Zealand at Taunton, Jun 8, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Feb 24, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 Afghanistan v New Zealand Taunton 8 Jun 2019 ODI # 4154
43 Afghanistan v Sri Lanka Cardiff 4 Jun 2019 ODI # 4149
51 Afghanistan v Australia Bristol 1 Jun 2019 ODI # 4146
1 Afghanistan v England The Oval 27 May 2019 Other OD
1 Afghanistan v Pakistan Bristol 24 May 2019 Other OD
60* Afghanistan v Ireland Belfast 21 May 2019 ODI # 4141
- Afghanistan v Scotland Edinburgh 10 May 2019 ODI # 4131
7 Afghanistan v Ireland Dehradun 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4110
10 Afghanistan v Ireland Dehradun 8 Mar 2019 ODI # 4108
104* Afghanistan v Ireland Dehradun 5 Mar 2019 ODI # 4105
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Jun 4, 2019

Najibullah Zadran goes for a reverse sweep, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Cardiff, June 4, 2019

Najibullah Zadran goes for a reverse sweep

© Getty Images

Jun 1, 2019

Najibullah Zadran celebrates his 50, Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol, June 1, 2019

Najibullah Zadran celebrates his 50

© Getty Images

Jun 1, 2019

Najibullah Zadran hits down the ground, Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol, June 1, 2019

Najibullah Zadran hits down the ground

© PA Images via Getty Images