Najibullah Zadran

Country: Afghanistan
Born: February 28, 1993, Logar
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Najibullah Zadran Bio

Najibullah Zadran, the talented cricketer from Afghanistan, has made a significant impact in the sport with his bellicose left-hand batting style, despite his slightly built frame. Born on February 18, 1993, in Kabul, Najibullah’s journey to the national cricket team followed a well-trodden path paved by his predecessors, showcasing his potential through age-group cricket before making his mark on the big stage.

Najibullah’s early years were spent honing his skills and developing a love for the game. He displayed remarkable talent and dedication from a young age, leading to his selection for the Afghanistan Under-19 team. Representing his country in youth tournaments allowed him to showcase his abilities and gain invaluable experience, setting the foundation for his future success.

In 2012, while still in his formative years as a cricketer, Najibullah made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Ireland in Dublin. Although it may have been a premature introduction to international cricket, it marked the beginning of his rise. It wasn’t until 2014, however, that Zadran truly began to find his stride and establish himself in the Afghan team.

The turning point in Najibullah’s career came in July 2014 when his match-winning performance against a strong Zimbabwe A side announced his arrival on the international stage. Batting in the second innings, he showcased his resilience and skill, falling just one run short of a century, but guiding Afghanistan to victory. This performance not only demonstrated his ability to handle pressure but also highlighted his potential.

Later that year, Zadran played a key role in Afghanistan’s win over Pakistan A in a Twenty20 match. His unbeaten knock of 60 off just 32 balls played an instrumental role in setting up a convincing 54-run victory for his team. It was performances like these that started garnering attention and shining a spotlight on his explosive batting abilities.

Najibullah continued his impressive form into 2015, starting the year with his maiden ODI fifty against Ireland. His boundary-laden innings of 83 further solidified his position in the national squad. These stellar performances led to his inclusion in Afghanistan’s squad for the esteemed World Cup, a testament to his growth as a cricketer and the trust bestowed upon him by the selectors.

Beyond his dynamism on the cricket field, Najibullah Zadran is known for his tenacity and determination, essential qualities in any sportsperson. These traits, combined with his natural talent, have allowed him to overcome challenges and make significant contributions to Afghan cricket. He is a batsman who possesses the ability to single-handedly turn a game on its head, constantly keeping opponents on their toes with his aggressive stroke play.

As of now, Najibullah’s career is still flourishing, and he continues to be an integral part of the Afghanistan national cricket team. While challenges may lie ahead, his unwavering commitment to the sport and his undisputed talent are sure to propel him to even greater heights in the coming years. As fans of the game eagerly await his next power-packed innings, Najibullah Zadran remains a shining example of the immense cricketing talent that Afghanistan has to offer.

Najibullah Zadran Career Stats

Najibullah Zadran Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 100 89 32 1799 73 31.56 1289 139.56 0 8 125 95 43 0
ODIs 92 84 13 2060 104* 29.01 2312 89.1 1 15 178 68 40 0
FC 5 10 0 306 99 30.6 371 82.47 0 3 43 6 5 0
List A 120 111 17 2894 104* 30.78 3064 94.45 1 23 246 116 55 0
T20s 210 188 49 3861 97* 27.77 2804 137.69 0 19 271 211 84 0

Najibullah Zadran Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 100 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 92 2 30 30 0 - - - 6 - 0 0 0
FC 5 4 156 85 2 1/12 1/42 42.5 3.26 78 0 0 0
List A 120 17 334 278 4 1/10 1/10 69.5 4.99 83.5 0 0 0
T20s 210 2 12 8 1 1/6 1/6 8 4 12 0 0 0

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