Junaid Khan

Country: Pakistan
Born: December 24, 1989, Matra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Junaid Khan Bio

Mohammad Junaid Khan, hailing from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, is a highly skilled and talented left-arm fast bowler. Born on December 24, 1989, Junaid’s rise in the cricketing world has been nothing short of remarkable. From his early days as an aspiring young fast bowler, he has emerged as one of the key players in Pakistan’s national cricket team.

Junaid’s journey in cricket began at the under-19 level, where his exceptional skills caught the eye of selectors. He showcased tremendous pace, remarkable stamina, and an uncanny ability to move the ball around. Alongside fellow prodigy Mohammad Amir, Junaid was hailed as one of the most promising fast bowlers of his generation. His talent and potential earned him a spot in Pakistan’s squad for the 2011 World Cup, where he was called up as a late replacement.

Although his Test debut against Zimbabwe was uneventful, it was in his second Test match against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi that Junaid made a significant impact. On a flat pitch, he displayed his class by capturing a five-wicket haul, proving his ability to excel even in challenging conditions. This performance marked the beginning of a successful journey for Junaid as he went on to impress in subsequent Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs).

The year 2012 proved to be a turning point for Junaid’s career. In a Test series against Sri Lanka, he took a total of 14 wickets at an impressive average of 21.78, including two five-wicket hauls. His remarkable strike rate of 43 balls per wicket highlighted his effectiveness and skill as a bowler. In the three-match ODI series against India, Junaid continued to trouble some of the top Indian batsmen, securing eight wickets at an exceptional economy rate of 3.66.

Junaid’s domestic career is equally impressive, particularly considering he represents Abbottabad, a team considered relatively weaker in the circuit. He made his debut for Abbottabad in January 2007 and consistently delivered exceptional performances, catching the attention of national selectors. His standout performance for Pakistan A against Sri Lanka A in September 2010, where he claimed nine wickets in a single ‘Test’ match, further solidified his position as a rising star in Pakistani cricket.

His journey has been commendable, facing numerous challenges and overcoming them with resilience and determination. Although faced with injuries and setbacks, Junaid’s ability to bounce back and consistently deliver outstanding performances highlights his mental toughness and commitment to the game. His left-arm pace, swing, and accuracy make him a formidable opponent for any batting line-up.

Beyond his on-field achievements, Junaid is known for his humility and team spirit. He embodies the values of discipline, hard work, and dedication, which have enabled him to achieve success at every level. With a renewed focus and hunger to excel, he continues to make valuable contributions to Pakistan’s national cricket team and entertain cricket lovers around the world.

As Junaid Khan continues to cement his place among cricketing greats, his journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring young cricketers in Pakistan and beyond. With his skills, determination, and passion for the game, there is no doubt that Junaid’s name will be etched in the annals of cricket history as one of Pakistan’s finest fast bowlers.

Junaid Khan Career Stats

Junaid Khan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 22 28 11 122 17 7.17 306 39.86 0 0 14 2 4 0
T20Is 9 2 2 3 3* - 4 75 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 76 31 17 68 25 4.85 127 53.54 0 0 4 1 8 0
FC 91 116 34 794 71 9.68 - - 0 2 - - 17 0
List A 151 69 33 300 32 8.33 - - 0 0 - - 17 0
T20s 172 56 30 146 36 5.61 183 79.78 0 0 12 5 46 0

Junaid Khan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 22 41 4605 2253 71 5/38 8/151 31.73 2.93 64.8 1 5 0
T20Is 9 9 162 236 8 3/24 3/24 29.5 8.74 20.2 0 0 0
ODIs 76 76 3601 3216 110 4/12 4/12 29.23 5.35 32.7 4 0 0
FC 91 167 17204 8697 354 7/17 13/77 24.56 3.03 48.5 13 22 4
List A 151 150 7238 6403 207 5/45 5/45 30.93 5.3 34.9 11 1 0
T20s 172 170 3762 4705 200 4/12 4/12 23.52 7.5 18.8 6 0 0

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