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Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 23 years 148 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 27 26 2 590 89* 24.58 715 82.51 0 5 54 23 15 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 30 29 2 595 89* 22.03 737 80.73 0 5 55 23 16 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 27 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 30 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 Ireland v Afghanistan at Belfast, Jul 19, 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 Ireland v Afghanistan at Belfast, Jul 19, 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
54 Afghanistan v Ireland Belfast 19 Jul 2016 ODI # 3764
3 Afghanistan v Ireland Belfast 17 Jul 2016 ODI # 3763
5 Afghanistan v Ireland Belfast 14 Jul 2016 ODI # 3762
59 Afghanistan v Ireland Belfast 12 Jul 2016 ODI # 3761
11 Afghanistan v Scotland Edinburgh 6 Jul 2016 ODI # 3760
89* Afghanistan v Scotland Edinburgh 4 Jul 2016 ODI # 3759
0/17, 2 ACB Dev v Habib Bank Kabul 4 Jun 2016 Other OD
66, 0/11 ACB Dev v Habib Bank Kabul 2 Jun 2016 Other OD
0/22, 63* ACB Dev v Habib Bank Kabul 31 May 2016 Other OD
38 ACB Dev v Habib Bank Kabul 29 May 2016 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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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
Afghanistan v Ireland at Abu Dhabi - Nov 30, 2013
Ireland won by 68 runs
U.A.E. v Nepal at Abu Dhabi - Nov 30, 2013
Nepal won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
U.A.E. v Ireland at Abu Dhabi - Nov 29, 2013
Ireland won by 62 runs
Afghanistan v Nepal at Abu Dhabi - Nov 29, 2013
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v Netherlands at Abu Dhabi - Nov 29, 2013
Netherlands won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
P.N.G. v Scotland at Abu Dhabi - Nov 29, 2013
Scotland won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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