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Gulbadin Naib
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Gulbadin Naib

Afghanistan|Bowler
Gulbadin Naib

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2021

Full Name

Gulbadin Naib

Born

March 16, 1991, Logar, Afghanistan

Age

30y 215d

Also Known As

Gulbadeen Naib

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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.
Liam Brickhill

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI686323082091616/436/4334.275.4337.80210
T20I4831450621172/242/2436.528.2726.40000
FC57460326145/295/2923.284.2532.80020
List A1018932612991896/436/4333.605.5036.60410
T20976811111553584/124/1226.778.3819.10100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI68588107982*21.58148072.90058726160
T20I48391149556*17.67408121.32013424180
FC57131388*52.1637982.580339660
List A1018712183610024.48229380.061814651250
T2097812211349119.22831136.46057958350
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Photos


Gulbadin Naib and Jason Holder at the toss
Kemar Roach celebrates after dismissing Gulbadin Naib in his first over
Gulbadin Naib gestures for the cameras
Sarfaraz Ahmed and Gulbadin Naib out for the toss
Gulbadin Naib got two important wickets at the death
Gulbadin Naib made a patient 47