Saif Ali Zaib
May 22, 1998, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Left hand Bat
Slow Left arm Orthodox
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.
Batting & Fielding
List A Matches
|Northants vs Essex||18 & 19||--||26-Sep-2022||Northampton||FC|
|Northants vs Somerset||27 & 12*||0/23 & 0/27||20-Sep-2022||Taunton||FC|
|Northants vs Surrey||4 & 124||0/19||12-Sep-2022||Northampton||FC|
|Nthants 2nd vs Notts 2nd XI||75||1/50||05-Sep-2022||Nottingham||OTHER|
|Nthants 2nd vs Warwcks 2nd||153||--||29-Aug-2022||Northampton||OTHER|