Najibullah Zadran      

Full name Najibullah Zadran

Born February 28, 1993, Logar

Current age 27 years 205 days

Major teams Afghanistan, Afghan Cheetas, Afghanistan Under-19s, Band-e-Amir Region, Boost Region, Khulna Tigers, Montreal Tigers, St Lucia Zouks, Winnipeg Hawks

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 67 62 9 1586 104* 29.92 1765 89.85 1 11 134 57 37 0
T20Is 60 51 20 976 69* 31.48 694 140.63 0 3 63 52 30 0
First-class 5 10 0 306 99 30.60 371 82.47 0 3 43 6 5 0
List A 89 83 13 2285 104* 32.64 2357 96.94 1 18 185 103 49 0
T20s 127 110 30 2101 97* 26.26 1526 137.68 0 6 144 114 57 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 67 2 30 30 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 5 4 156 85 2 1/12 1/42 42.50 3.26 78.0 0 0 0
List A 89 14 302 257 4 1/10 1/10 64.25 5.10 75.5 0 0 0
T20s 127 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 Afghanistan v West Indies at Lucknow, Nov 11, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 10, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 9-12, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Boost Region v Band-e-Amir Region at Amanullah, Apr 29-May 1, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Afghanistan at Dublin, Jul 5, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v West Indies at Lucknow, Nov 11, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Afghan Cheetas v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Sep 28, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s St Lucia Zouks v Trinbago Knight Riders at Tarouba, Sep 10, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24 Zouks v T&T Riders Tarouba 10 Sep 2020 T20
- Zouks v Amazon Tarouba 8 Sep 2020 T20
35 Zouks v Tallawahs Tarouba 6 Sep 2020 T20
12 Zouks v T&T Riders Tarouba 5 Sep 2020 T20
19 Zouks v Amazon Tarouba 2 Sep 2020 T20
22 Zouks v Tridents Port of Spain 30 Aug 2020 T20
33 Zouks v Patriots Port of Spain 27 Aug 2020 T20
21 Zouks v T&T Riders Port of Spain 26 Aug 2020 T20
0 Zouks v Amazon Tarouba 23 Aug 2020 T20
28 Zouks v Patriots Tarouba 22 Aug 2020 T20
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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Mar 6, 2020

Najibullah Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari get together, Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st ODI, Greater Noida, March 6, 2020

Najibullah Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari get together

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Nov 14, 2019

Najibullah Zadran plays one through the on side, Afghanistan v West Indies, 1st T20I, Lucknow, November 14, 2019

Najibullah Zadran plays one through the on side

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Sep 14, 2019

Nothing could stop the Nabi-Najibullah show, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd match, Bangladesh T20I tri-series, Mirpur

Nothing could stop the Nabi-Najibullah show

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