Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 23 years 279 days

Major teams Afghanistan, Afghan Cheetas, Afghanistan Under-19s, Boost Region

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 30 29 2 645 89* 23.88 772 83.54 0 5 57 27 17 0
T20Is 27 22 6 484 60* 30.25 343 141.10 0 1 28 25 12 0
First-class 3 6 0 164 99 27.33 212 77.35 0 1 23 4 3 0
List A 33 32 2 650 89* 21.66 794 81.86 0 5 58 27 18 0
Twenty20 38 29 7 617 61 28.04 448 137.72 0 3 35 33 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 30 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 33 3 36 39 0 - - - 6.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 38 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 Bangladesh v Afghanistan at Dhaka, Oct 1, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v West Indies at Nagpur, Mar 27, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 9-12, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Zimbabwe A v Afghanistan at Harare, Aug 2-3, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 5, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v Afghanistan at Dhaka, Oct 1, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Afghanistan v West Indies at Nagpur, Mar 27, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
69, 106, 0/10 Boost Region v Amo Region Kabul 16 Nov 2016 Other
0/0, 23, 0/11 Boost Region v Band-Region Amanullah 5 Nov 2016 Other
0/10, 18, 0/9, 17* Boost Region v Kabul Green Amanullah 29 Oct 2016 Other
41 Boost Region v Kabul Green Speen Ghar 23 Oct 2016 Other
75, 0/13 Boost Region v Mis-Ainak Speen Ghar 11 Oct 2016 Other
26 Afghanistan v Bangladesh Dhaka 1 Oct 2016 ODI # 3786
22 Afghanistan v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Sep 2016 ODI # 3783
7 Afghanistan v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 Sep 2016 ODI # 3781
14, 1/11 BDD v Amo Sharks Kabul 16 Aug 2016 Other T20
0/8, 66 BDD v Kabul Eagles Kabul 14 Aug 2016 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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Jul 4, 2016

Najibullah Zadran acknowledges his half-century, Scotland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Edinburgh, July 4, 2016

Najibullah Zadran acknowledges his half-century

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Jul 4, 2016

Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran propelled Afghanistan, Scotland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Edinburgh, July 4, 2016

Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran propelled Afghanistan

© AFP

Mar 27, 2016

Najibullah Zadran shapes up to play a reverse sweep, Afghanistan v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Nagpur, March 27, 2016

Najibullah Zadran shapes up to play a reverse sweep

© AFP

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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