Gulbadin Naib is a bowling all-rounder and current Afghanistan Cricket Team captain. He replaced Asghar Afghan in April 2019 as a skipper to his national side. Naib made his List A cricket debut against Pakistan A team in a 3 ODI unofficial tour of Afghanistan in 2009. He represented Afghan Cheetahs in strong domestic limited-overs cricket structure of Pakistan.
Naib represented his Afghanistan Team in the 2011 ACC Twenty20 Cup. He scored very useful 57 runs off 50 balls in the final against Hong Kong. He helped his team in winning ACC T20 Cup for the 3rd time. Glubadin Naib has played qualify cricket List A tournament format of ICC for his national side to obtain ODI and T20I status for his teams.
Gulbadin dropped from the national squad ahead of the Afghanistan tour of Ireland in January 2020. He is an exciting prospect for his national side taking everything right for his team. He played a very important role in different tournaments by winning matches for his team. Gulbadin has great stats in all T20I and ODI and that’s the reason he became skipper to his national side.
Naib has played first-class cricket tournament for Boost Defenders in the Afghan first-class cricket structure in 2017. He made his debut in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) for Balkh Legends in 2018. Naib has played for Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League during the most recent BPL 2019 edition.
Gulbadin Naib Career Stats
Gulbadin Naib Profile
He played few matches against Rawalpindi Rams, Faisalabad Wolves and Multan Tigers in the Faysal Bank Twenty20 Cup 2011-12. A useful all-rounder Naib made his first international appearance.
When he made his ODI debut and received just 24th player Cap for Afghanistan. Initially struggled in ODI but emerged as vibrant in limited over cricket as a useful lower-order all-rounder and bowler.
|Full Name||Gulbadin Naib|
|Date of Birth||16 March 1991 Puli Alam, Logar, Afghanistan|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|ODI Debut||9 August 2011 v Canada (cap 24)|
|T20 Debut||14 March 2012 v Netherlands (cap 15)|
|Major Teams||Afghanistan, Boost Region|