Full Name

Saif Ali Zaib


May 22, 1998, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


24y 195d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder


Royal Grammar School

When Saif Zaib played for Northamptonshire in their non-first-class fixture at Durham UCCE's Racecourse ground in May 2014 he became the first 15-year-old to play for the county, underlining his precocious talent as batsman and left-arm spinner. Nortnants soon offered him a three-year professional contract, and ahead of the 2015 season he shone for England's Under-17 against Pakistan U-17 in Dubai, scoring three successive half-centuries. He was schooled at RGS Wycombe, where his innings of 230 became a school record.

He made his debut in a county competition against Leicestershire in the Roayl London One-Day Cup in 2015 and with Northants slashing their cricket budget further opportunities seemed assured. Three more Championship matches fell his way in 2016 including five wickets in a marathon stint against Leicestershire.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A2519047713625.1049496.551145860
List A2516672644154/234/2342.935.7544.8100
Recent Matches - Player
Northants vs Essex18 & 19--26-Sep-2022NorthamptonFC
Northants vs Somerset27 & 12*0/23 & 0/2720-Sep-2022TauntonFC
Northants vs Surrey4 & 1240/1912-Sep-2022NorthamptonFC
Nthants 2nd vs Notts 2nd XI751/5005-Sep-2022NottinghamOTHER
Nthants 2nd vs Warwcks 2nd153--29-Aug-2022NorthamptonOTHER
Saif Zaib raises his bat after reaching a century
Saif Zaib unfurls a drive
Adam Rossington and Saif Zaib got among the runs for Northamptonshire
Saif Zaib heaves the ball leg side
Saif Zaib