Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 23 years 361 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 33 32 2 701 89* 23.36 838 83.65 0 5 58 30 18 0
T20Is 34 27 11 610 60* 38.12 404 150.99 0 2 37 34 14 0
First-class 3 6 0 164 99 27.33 212 77.35 0 1 23 4 3 0
List A 36 35 2 706 89* 21.39 860 82.09 0 5 59 30 19 0
Twenty20 46 35 12 746 61 32.43 517 144.29 0 4 44 42 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 33 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 36 3 36 39 0 - - - 6.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 46 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 21, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Jan 20, 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 21, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
3 Afghanistan v Namibia Dubai (DSC) 19 Jan 2017 T20
11* Afghanistan v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 16 Jan 2017 T20I # 581
11* Afghanistan v Ireland Abu Dhabi 14 Jan 2017 T20I # 578
18* Afghanistan v U.A.E. ICCA Dubai 18 Dec 2016 T20I # 573
55* Afghanistan v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 16 Dec 2016 T20I # 572
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

Tour Results
Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Sep 10, 2012
Australia won by 94 runs
Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Sep 7, 2012
Match tied (Pakistan won the one-over eliminator)
Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Sep 5, 2012
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Sharjah - Sep 3, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Aug 31, 2012
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
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