Gulbadin Naib

Afghanistan
Age
March 16, 1991 (30 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Logar, Afghanistan
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Afghanistan
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium fast

Gulbadin Naib is certainly one of the most experienced players in the Afghanistan men’s national cricket team.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Afghanistan, Afghan Cheetas, Sylhet Thunder, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Afghanistan Emerging, Mis Ainak Region, Boost Region, Boost Defenders, Pakhtoons, Balkh Legends

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
64
54
7
936
82*
19.91
1250
74.88
0
4
76
24
T20I
49
40
12
498
56*
17.79
411
121.17
0
1
34
24
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
64
59
2182
1991
58
6/43
5.47
34.33
37.62
3
1
0
T20I
49
32
462
636
17
2/24
8.26
37.41
27.18
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

In 2019, Gulbadin Naib was appointed ODI captain, however, his captaincy ended rather quickly as Afghanistan lost all their matches in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup played in England and Wales.

Throughout his decade-long career, Gulbadin Naib has proven to be a bankable performer with both bat and ball. The 29-year-old is one of the fittest players in the national setup in ODI and T20 formats

ODI Career

Gulbadin Naib started his career at the international level in limited-overs cricket where he made his debut in the match against Canada in 2011 played at Toronto Cricket Stadium.

All-rounder Gulbadin Naib’s record in the ODI format is quite decent. In total, he has represented Afghanistan in 65 one-day matches where he has scored 1041 runs at an average of 21.68 with five half-centuries to his name.

With his medium-pace bowling, Gulbadin has claimed 59 wickets at a strike rate of 37.10 and an average of 33.35.

Gulbadin’s best bowling performance in limited-overs came against Ireland in a one-day match played at Belfast in 2019. He claimed six wickets and conceded 43 runs from 9.2 overs.

In his overall career in the 50-over format, Gulbadin Naib has produced the best numbers with the bat against the United Arab Emirates. He has scored 102 runs in 3 matches at an average of 51.00 with one half-century to his name.

In limited-overs cricket, Gulbadin Naib has the most number of wickets against Ireland (18) and the least number against Scotland (1).

In 2019 Cricket World Cup, former Afghanistan captain showed rather good results with the bat and ball.

With the bat, Gulbadin scored 194 runs in 9 matches at an average of 21.55. With the ball in his hand, Gulbadin Naib has claimed nine wickets at an average of 46.66.

T20 Career

Gulbadin Naib has shown himself in the T20 format as well. He made his debut for Afghanistan in a game played against the Netherlands at Dubai Cricket Stadium in 2012.

Since then, Gulbadin has scored 495 runs in 48 T20Is at an average of 17.67 with one half-century to his name.

With the ball, Gulbadin Naib has claimed 17 wickets at an average of 36.52 with an economy rate of 8.28.

Gulbadin Naib’s best batting performance in a T20I match came against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo Cricket Stadium in 2015 where he smashed unbeaten 56 off 31 balls with the help of seven boundaries.

The all-rounder’s best bowling figures in the T20 format were scored in the match against Oman while playing in Fatullah in February 2016 where he finished with figures of 2 for 24 in four overs.

In terms of his overall performance, his best numbers with the bat have come against the West Indies team. He has scored 125 runs at an average of 31.25 with one half-century.

On the other hand, his worst numbers have been scored against Pakistan where his average is just 3.00 in one innings.

Speaking of the ICC Tournaments, Gulbadin Naib performances have not been that good. In 24 T20 matches, Naib has scored 239 runs at an average of 14.93. His medium-pace bowling has not been that effective as he has struggled to pick up wickets. He has claimed only four of them in 24 matches at an average of 44.75 with an economy rate of 9.25.

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