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Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 23 years 65 days

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

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 21 20 1 369 83 19.42 483 76.39 0 2 35 15 9 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 24 23 1 374 83 17.00 505 74.05 0 2 36 15 10 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 21 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 24 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 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Dec 29, 2015 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 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Dec 29, 2015 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
48* Afghanistan v West Indies Nagpur 27 Mar 2016 T20I # 552
14 Afghanistan v England Delhi 23 Mar 2016 T20I # 546
12 Afghanistan v South Africa Mumbai 20 Mar 2016 T20I # 542
12* Afghanistan v Sri Lanka Kolkata 17 Mar 2016 T20I # 538
- Afghanistan v Zimbabwe Nagpur 12 Mar 2016 T20I # 531
17* Afghanistan v Hong Kong Nagpur 10 Mar 2016 T20I # 528
- Afghanistan v Scotland Nagpur 8 Mar 2016 T20I # 523
0 Afghanistan v Netherlands Mohali 4 Mar 2016 Other T20
60* Afghanistan v Hong Kong Dhaka 22 Feb 2016 T20I # 507
23 Afghanistan v Oman Fatullah 20 Feb 2016 T20I # 504
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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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

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Mar 27, 2016

Najibullah Zadran made an unbeaten 48, Afghanistan v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Nagpur, March 27, 2016

Najibullah Zadran made an unbeaten 48

© Associated Press

Oct 26, 2015

Najibullah Zadran drives during his unbeaten 37, Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st T20I, Bulawayo, October 26, 2015

Najibullah Zadran drives during his unbeaten 37

© AFP

Tournament Results
Aust U19 v India U19 at Townsville - Aug 26, 2012
India U19 won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
NZ U19 v S Africa U19 at Townsville - Aug 25, 2012
S Africa U19 won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Afghan U19 v S Lanka U19 at Brisbane - Aug 24, 2012
S Lanka U19 won by 7 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
B'desh U19 v Pakistan U19 at Townsville - Aug 24, 2012
B'desh U19 won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
England U19 v W Indies U19 at Townsville - Aug 24, 2012
England U19 won by 13 runs
Ireland U19 v Scot U19 at Brisbane - Aug 24, 2012
Scot U19 won by 5 wickets (with 50 balls remaining)
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