Najeeb Tarakai is a right-handed batsman from Afghanistan. This aggressive opening batsman, born on 2 February 1991, made his international debut in 2014 in a T20 against Bangladesh. He hasn’t played many international matches and that’s probably because of the presence of destructive openers such as Shahzad and Zazai.
Afghanistan, Speen Ghar Region, Amo Region, Boost Region, Amo Sharks, Mis-e-Ainak Knights, Speen Ghar Tigers, Nangarhar Leopards, Nangarhar Province
Tarakai has played just 1 ODI (against Ireland in March 2017). Talking about his T20 career, he has played 12 matches to make 258 runs at an average of 21.5 and a strike rate of 122.86. He has one fifty to his name and the highest score of 90 runs.
Najeeb Tarakai has had a superb first-class career. In 24 matches (43 innings), he has made 2030 runs at an average of 47.20 and a strike rate of 93.93. He has made 6 centuries and 10 50s, including the highest score of 200 runs.
In 17 List A matches, he has made 553 runs at an average of 32.52 and a strike rate of 89.19. In List A matches, he has made 1 100 and 3 50s, including the highest score of 121 runs.
Najeeb Tarakai is an occasional right-arm off-break bowler as well. He hasn’t bowled at the international level but has taken 21 wickets in first-class and 4 wickets in List A matches.