Full name Shapoor Zadran
Born July 8, 1987, Logar Province, Afghanistan
Current age 30 years 20 days
Major teams Afghanistan, Afghanistan Under-19s, Badureliya Sports Club
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|ODI debut||Netherlands v Afghanistan at Amstelveen, Aug 30, 2009 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Ireland v Afghanistan at Belfast, Jul 12, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||West Indies v Afghanistan at Basseterre, Jun 5, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Zimbabwe XI v Afghanistan at Mutare, Aug 16-19, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Namibia v Afghanistan at Windhoek, Aug 4-6, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Badureliya Sports Club at Katunayake, Nov 14, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Marylebone Cricket Club v Afghanistan at Lord's, Jul 11, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||West Indies v Afghanistan at Basseterre, Jun 5, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/28||Afghanistan||v M.C.C.||Lord's||11 Jul 2017||LA|
|1/27||Afghanistan||v West Indies||Basseterre||5 Jun 2017||T20I # 613|
|1*, 2/30||Afghanistan||v West Indies||Basseterre||2 Jun 2017||T20I # 611|
|0*, 1/32||Afghanistan||v WICB Pres XI||Basseterre||30 May 2017||T20|
|7, 2/12||Defenders||v Pamir Riders||Kabul||1 May 2017||Other T20|
|0/14||Kabul Zalmi||v Champs||Kabul||21 Apr 2017||Other T20|
|-||Kabul Zalmi||v Eagles||Kabul||20 Apr 2017||Other T20|
|1/15||Kabul Zalmi||v Bost Atlan||Kabul||19 Apr 2017||Other T20|
|0/10||Kabul Zalmi||v Lion||Kabul||17 Apr 2017||Other T20|
|1/60||Afghanistan||v Ireland||Greater Noida||12 Mar 2017||T20I # 601|
Don't make Shapoor Zadran angry. You won't like him when he's angry. Well over six feet tall, with flowing jet black hair and a piercing gaze, Shapoor's run-up begins most of the way to the boundary and he's built a name for himself with pace, bounce and aggression as a left-arm seamer. As an out-and-out fast bowler there is, of course, always a hostile element to his bowling and as Shapoor explains it: "I am angry every time I bowl. A bowler has to be angry, so that his reaction can carry over to the batsmen, who get unsettled and end up making a mistake."
Shapoor was born in the Logar Province, Afghanistan, but like many in his generation he escaped to Peshawar, Pakistan when war enveloped the region. There, he developed his game at the Arbab Niaz Stadium and Gymthana, and started playing hard-ball cricket in 2001. He initially hoped to play for Pakistan, naming Shoaib Akhtar as his fast-bowling idol, but when Iqbal Sikander, who played a handful of ODIs for Pakistan, started coaching in Afghanistan, Shapoor moved back there.
Family support for his cricketing ambitions was initially lacking, and he went to his first Afghanistan trial in secret. They've since been won over, and playing at the World T20, as well as a stint in the Bangladesh Premier League, have made Shapoor's one of the most recognizable faces in Afghanistan cricket.
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