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Vitality Blast (10)
SL-A v SA-A (1)
United States of America in Zimbabwe (1)

Gulbadin Naib

Afghanistan|Batting Allrounder
Gulbadin Naib
INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2023
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Full Name

Gulbadin Naib


June 04, 1991, Logar, Afghanistan


32y 5d

Also Known As

Gulbadeen Naib

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder

Gulbadin Naib's first love in the sporting world was amateur bodybuilding, not cricket. When he eventually did take the game up, however, he progressed quickly through Afghanistan's age group sides as a batting allrounder and was the youngest member of the team that won the Division Five tournament in 2008 - the first stepping stone to the full world stage.

But Gulbadin was dropped after that tournament, and had to deal with several pressing hardships in his personal life. His father was unemployed, his mother had contracted hepatitis, and the family was struggling to deal with the needs of his disabled sister. Happily, he was able to force his way back into the national team in 2011, and his full-time central contract helped to bring a little more stability to his home. Since then, he's settled into a floating role in Afghanistan's middle order, chipping in with both bat and ball, and his game has progressed most rapidly in cricket's shortest format. Gulbadin hits almost as many sixes as fours in Twenty20 cricket, and he's expressed an interest in opening the batting for Afghanistan in T20s in the not-too-distant future.
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Gulbadin Naib Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A11910214213510024.26260881.861917064350


List A119106390435581126/436/4331.765.4634.8510
Gulbadin Naib

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Fazalhaq Farooqi and Co celebrate
Gulbadin Naib finished with figures of 8-0-34-3
Gulbadin Naib celebrates after dismissing Charith Asalanka
Gulbadin Naib shows off his physique during training
Gulbadin Naib in action in the nets as Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi look on
Gulbadin Naib frees his arms