Najibullah Zadran (نجیب الله ځدراڼ) is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who represented his national side Afghan Cricket Team ODI and T20I format. He is widely known for his hard-hitting, clean and powerful strokes in the Afghan Cricket Team. Najib made his Twenty20 Cricket debut for Afghan Cheetahs in the domestic structure T20 cricket tournament in Pakistan, Faysal Bank Twenty20 Cup against Rawalpindi Rams, Multan Tigers and Faisalabad Wolves in 2011.
He has played his first-class cricket for Band-e-Amir Dragons in 2017 Afghan first-class cricket season which tournament is very similar to Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament. Najib scored his maiden ODI century against Ireland in March 2019 during 3rd ODI of five matches series with 104* runs unbeaten off 98 balls, five sixes and five fours. Najib was named in Montreal Tigers squad during the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament in June 2018.
He made his debut in the inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League tournament for Kandahar in September 2018. Najib has also played for Chittagong Vikings in the Bangladesh Premier League for BPL 2019 most recent edition. In April 2019, he was named in Afghanistan’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Najibullah Zadran Career Stats
|Match Format||Test||ODI||T20||First Class|
|ICC Batting Rankings||–||76||45||–|
|ICC Bowling Rankings||–||–||–||–|
Najibullah Zadran Profile
|Full Name||Najibullah Zadran|
|Date of Birth||18 February 1993 Afghanistan|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|
|ODI Debut||5 July 2012 v Ireland (cap 27)|
|T20 Debut||19 September 2012 v India (cap 21)|
|Last ODI||10 March 2019 v Ireland|
|Last T20||24 February 2019 v Ireland|
|Major Teams||Afghanistan, Afghan Cheetas, Afghanistan Under-19s, Band-e-Amir Region, Boost Region, Montreal Tigers|