Full name Shapoor Zadran
Born July 8, 1987, Logar Province, Afghanistan
Current age 29 years 195 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||Afghanistan v England at Delhi, Mar 23, 2016 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||Ireland v Afghanistan at Belfast, Jul 12, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Afghanistan v England at Delhi, Mar 23, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2*, 0/48||Afghanistan||v Ireland||Belfast||12 Jul 2016||ODI # 3761|
|2/30||Afghanistan||v Scotland||Edinburgh||6 Jul 2016||ODI # 3760|
|1/64||ACB Dev||v Habib Bank||Kabul||2 Jun 2016||Other OD|
|0/62, 6, 0/53||ACB Dev||v Habib Bank||Kabul||18 May 2016||Other|
|0/34, 0*||Afghanistan||v England||Delhi||23 Mar 2016||T20I # 546|
|1/28, 1||Afghanistan||v South Africa||Mumbai||20 Mar 2016||T20I # 542|
|1/21||Afghanistan||v Hong Kong||Dhaka||22 Feb 2016||T20I # 507|
|0/26, 0||Afghanistan||v U.A.E.||Fatullah||19 Feb 2016||T20I # 501|
|11, 1/12||BDD||v BEAD||Kabul||8 Nov 2015||Other T20|
|1/37||BDD||v SGT||Kabul||7 Nov 2015||Other T20|
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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