Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 24 years 27 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 34 33 2 704 89* 22.70 847 83.11 0 5 58 30 20 0
T20Is 37 29 12 618 60* 36.35 411 150.36 0 2 37 35 17 0
First-class 3 6 0 164 99 27.33 212 77.35 0 1 23 4 3 0
List A 37 36 2 709 89* 20.85 869 81.58 0 5 59 30 21 0
Twenty20 49 37 13 754 61 31.41 524 143.89 0 4 44 43 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 34 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 37 3 36 39 0 - - - 6.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 49 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 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Harare, Feb 26, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 12, 2017 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 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Harare, Feb 26, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 12, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
33, 0/11 Afghanistan v Malaysia Chittagong 27 Mar 2017 Other OD
1 Afghanistan v Ireland Greater Noida 12 Mar 2017 T20I # 601
7* Afghanistan v Ireland Greater Noida 10 Mar 2017 T20I # 600
- Afghanistan v Ireland Greater Noida 8 Mar 2017 T20I # 599
3 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe Harare 26 Feb 2017 ODI # 3842
0 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe Harare 21 Feb 2017 ODI # 3838
45 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe Harare 19 Feb 2017 ODI # 3837
11 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe Harare 16 Feb 2017 ODI # 3835
- Afghanistan v Ireland Dubai (DSC) 20 Jan 2017 T20I # 588
- Afghanistan v Oman Dubai (DSC) 20 Jan 2017 T20I # 586
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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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

© Peter Della Penna

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

© Peter Della Penna

Jul 4, 2016

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

Najibullah Zadran acknowledges his half-century

© Peter Della Penna/ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida
Mar 28-31, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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