Full name Mohammad Junaid Khan
Born December 24, 1989, Matra, North-West Frontier Province
Current age 25 years 219 days
Major teams Pakistan, Abbottabad, Abbottabad Rhinos, Lancashire, Pakistan Under-19s
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Sep 1-5, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), Jun 25-29, 2015 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet, Apr 23, 2011 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 31, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet, Apr 21, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20I||India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Multan v Abbottabad at Multan, Jan 24-27, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), Jun 25-29, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Abbottabad Rhinos v Hyderabad Hawks at Islamabad, Feb 17, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Middlesex v Kent at Radlett, Jul 31, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Abbottabad Rhinos v Lahore Eagles at Karachi, Dec 21, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Abbottabad Falcons v Sialkot Stallions at Faisalabad, May 15, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/29||Middlesex||v Kent||Radlett||31 Jul 2015||LA|
|0*, 3/32||Middlesex||v Lancashire||Blackpool||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|2*, 1/89, 3, 0/30||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (PSS)||25 Jun 2015||Test # 2168|
|0/38, 6*, 0/23||Pakistan||v Sri Lanka||Galle||17 Jun 2015||Test # 2167|
|5, 1/48, 0/29||Pakistanis||v SL Pres. XI||Colombo (Colts)||11 Jun 2015||Other|
|5*, 0/23||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||Lahore||31 May 2015||ODI # 3653|
|2/60, 36||Falcons||v S Stallions||Faisalabad||15 May 2015||T20|
|1/19||Falcons||v P Panthers||Faisalabad||13 May 2015||T20|
|2/26, 1/45||Pakistan||v Bangladesh||Dhaka||6 May 2015||Test # 2161|
|0/40, 0*, 2/88||Pakistan||v Bangladesh||Khulna||28 Apr 2015||Test # 2159|
At U-19 level Junaid Khan was among of a crop of the most promising young fast bowlers in recent years, alongside Mohammad Amir. Good pace and better stamina and an ability to move the ball around if the conditions are right, Khan finally made it to national contention when he was called up for Pakistan's 2011 World Cup squad as a late replacement for Sohail Tanvir. His Test debut, against Zimbabwe in 2011, was uneventful, but in his second Test he showed his class with a five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka on a flat surface in Abu Dhabi.
Next year he was even more impressive in both Tests and ODIs, as he enhanced his reputation as an extremely skillful swing and seam bowler, who was also pacy and accurate. In three Tests in Sri Lanka, he took 14 wickets at 21.78, twice taking five-fors and achieving an outstanding strike rate of 43 balls per wicket. In the three-match ODI series in India, he troubled all the top Indian batsmen, taking eight wickets at an economy rate of 3.66.
Junaid is from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and has built up an impressive domestic career with Abbottabad, for whom he debuted in January 2007. The record acquires greater sheen given that Abbottabad are among the weaker sides on the circuit. Those performances led him to Pakistan A selection, for whom he was impressive in two series, never more than when taking nine wickets in a 'Test' against Sri Lanka A in Hambantota in September 2010.
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