Mohammad Nabi

Afghanistan
Age
January 1, 1985 (36 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Loger, Afghanistan
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Afghanistan
Bowling Style
Off break

Born in Logar Province, Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi moved to Peshawar, Pakistan with his family where he started playing cricket at the age of 10. His family moved back to Afghanistan in 2000 where Mohammad Nabi began playing cricket for Afghanistan national team. Mohammad Nabi played his first match in 2003 where he became the top scorer with 61 runs.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
63
31
Bowling
-
23
23

Team played

Pakistan Customs, Kent, Leicestershire, MCC, Afghanistan, Melbourne Renegades, Afghan Cheetas, Chattogram Challengers, ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI, Sylhet Thunder, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rangpur Rangers, St Lucia Zouks, Mohammedan Sporting Club, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Cumilla Warriors, Quetta Gladiators, Mis-e-Ainak Knights, Bangla Tigers, Pakhtoons, Balkh Legends, Delhi Bulls, London Spirit

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
125
112
11
2819
116
27.91
3295
85.55
1
15
179
89
T20I
81
75
11
1396
89
21.81
958
145.72
0
4
87
83
Test
3
6
0
33
24
5.5
68
48.53
0
0
4
1
IPL
16
13
2
177
31
16.09
115
153.91
0
0
16
9

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
125
121
5955
4284
132
4/30
4.32
32.45
45.11
3
0
0
T20I
81
80
1618
1944
72
4/10
7.21
27
22.47
3
0
0
Test
3
5
546
254
8
3/36
2.79
31.75
68.25
0
0
0
IPL
16
16
325
375
13
4/11
6.92
28.85
25
1
0
0

In 2006, Mohammad Nabi got a first taste of touring as he played in a game in Mumbai where he made 116 for Afghanistan. It was on that tour that Mohammad Nabi was noticed by former English Test captain Mike Gatting. Mohammad Nabi was then added as a part of the MCC Young Cricketers programme in England.

Mohammad Nabi’s ODI Career

Mohammad Nabi played a key role in Afghanistan’s rise as a cricketing nation. He was the linchpin of the Afghanistan team when they moved from division five in the cricket league to the One Day International status. In 2008, Mohammad Nabi played a big part in division five cricket and in division four cricket where he won the Player of the Tournament for taking 14 wickets at an average of 5.35 and scored 154 runs at an average of 25.66.

Mohammad Nabi made his One Day International debut against Scotland in 2009. He scored 58 and was awarded the Man of the Match on debut, demonstrating his talent. Mohammad Nabi was named the captain of Afghanistan later. Under his captaincy, Afghanistan went to the 2014 Asia Cup, their first-ever major international tournament. Nabi remained captain through the 2014 World T20 and the 2015 World Cup but due to the poor form, he resigned from captaincy in 2015.

In total, Mohammad Nabi has played 124 ODIs for Afghanistan and scored 2782 runs at an average of 27.82. Nabi also has 130 wickets to his name at an economy of 4.28.

Nabi scored 257 runs at an average of 42.83 and a strike rate of 84 and also picked up 8 wickets in the ICC World cup qualifiers in 2018 helping his team secure a place in the 2019 ICC World Cup. He showed poor performance with the bat in the World Cup in England in 2019, scoring 107 runs at an average of just under 12. His only good performance with the bat came against the strong Indian side, with him making 51 and almost taking his team over the line only for Mohammed Shami to spoil the party.

In List A Cricket, Nabi has played 159 games, making 3786 runs at an average of 29.12 with three hundreds including the highest score of 146.

Mohammad Nabi’s T20I Career

Mohammad Nabi made his T20I debut in February 2010 against Ireland. He batted down the order at no. 7 scoring just 2 runs and bowled four overs picking up one wicket at an economy of below 5.

Mohammad Nabi has been always suited for the T20I format and proved it with his great performances in the 2010 World T20. Nabi has played 78 T20I matches in his career so far scoring 1347 runs at an incredible strike rate of 145 and an average of 22.08. He has four fifties with the highest score of 89. With the ball, Nabi has 69 wickets to his name with an economy of 7.17.

Mohammad Nabi has established himself as a dangerous finisher and an economical bowler in T20Is.

IPL and Franchise Career

Mohammad Nabi got his first experience in franchise cricket in the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after getting picked by Sylhet Royals. Nabi also played with Rangpur Riders in 2015, Chittagong Vikings in 2016 and Comilla Victorians in 2017. 

Nabi played for Quetta Gladiators in the 2016 edition of the Pakistan Super League.

In 2017, Mohammad Nabi was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, an incredible achievement for any player. He made his IPL debut the same year playing 3 matches. Since then, Nabi has been with the SRH franchise but chances were smaller as he got only two games in 2018 with the presence of Rashid and Shakib. The 2019 edition of the IPL was a gamechanger for Nabi as he got 8 matches under his belt and picked up 8 wickets, shining in the powerplay overs.

Later in 2017, Nabi was picked by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the CPL and later in the same year he got himself into the Renegades team in the BBL.

Nabi has also had a taste of the T20 Blast tournament in England playing for Leicestershire in 2018 and Kent in 2019.

It is fair to say that Mohammad Nabi is a name well-known in all franchise cricket. He has played 258 T20s and scored 3951 runs with 11 fifties and a strike rate of 142 and also has 255 wickets to his name.

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