Mohammad Nabi

Afghanistan|Allrounder
Mohammad Nabi
INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2022
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Full Name

Mohammad Nabi

Born

January 01, 1985, Loger, Afghanistan

Age

37y 341d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

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Mohammad Nabi hails from a well-to-do family that moved to Peshawar in Pakistan, seeking a safe haven from the Soviet War in Afghanistan. An efficient allrounder - a strong middle-order batsman who can bowl flighted offspin - Nabi's rise, like Afghanistan's, has been staggering. He has been at the centre of the side since their time in the ICC's World Cricket League Division Five, from where Afghanistan began their rise to the international stage.

Nabi took up cricket at the age of 10 while living in Peshawar. Honing his skills with endless sessions of tennis-ball cricket, he managed to begin training at Arshad Khan's academy in Peshawar and made his competitive debut against Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Association in Pakistan's erstwhile Cornelius Trophy in 2003, making 61 after having just met most of his team-mates. On a tour of India he caught Mike Gatting's eye with a century against a visiting MCC side. That brought him more valuable experience with MCC, for whom he made his first-class debut, and he went on to play a major role in Afghanistan's progress to the World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa in 2009. Nabi struck 58 against Scotland on one-day international debut and 102 in his first first-class game for Afghanistan, against a Zimbabwe XI.

Nabi has remained the backbone of the side that qualified for the World Twenty20 in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and, recently, the 2015 World Cup. Nabi has had a couple of stints as Afghanistan's captain, taking over the role from Nawroz Mangal in March 2013 and leading the side to the 2015 World Cup. He has overseen rapid changes in Afghanistan's cricket but has remained calmer than most. Nabi has also played club and domestic cricket in England, Pakistan and Bangladesh, where he has enjoyed varying success but has gained in experience.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test36033245.506848.52004120
ODI13612113296811627.48347885.3311518992580
T20I104961616868921.071204140.030411489540
FC35574128411724.22248351.712513641200
List A17115416397214628.78450888.11318258133740
T203553005752038921.413780137.640143592581620
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3554625483/364/9531.752.7968.2000
ODI136131647746281444/304/3032.134.2844.9400
T20I10410019482375844/104/1028.277.3123.1300
FC355748482178946/338/8523.172.6951.5430
List A171166827858681925/125/1230.564.2543.1510
T20355343676678903225/155/1524.506.9921.0710
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Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi and Pathum Nissanka walk off the field as rain interrupts play
Mohammad Nabi pulls a short ball
Gulbadin Naib in action in the nets as Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi look on
Mohammad Nabi spins the coin, Dasun Shanaka calls
Mohammad Nabi takes a stroll as the rain pelts down
Jos Buttler and Mohammad Nabi hope the coin falls their way