Shapoor Zadran

Afghanistan
Age
July 8, 1987 (34 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Logar Province, Afghanistan
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Afghanistan
Bowling Style
Left-arm fast medium

Shahpoor Zadran is one of the few players who has been in the squad since the inception of the Afghanistan national team. He has been a part of few early wins for the team and has been the main bowler of the squad, replaced now by a couple of young wrist-spinners. Shahpoor Zadran was born in Logar Province, Afghanistan. When terror hit Afghanistan, he was forced to move to Pakistan. In pursuit of becoming a cricketer and playing for Pakistan, though seeing no hope, he returned back to the land of his forefathers. Shahpoor Zadran’s bowling inspiration has been Shoaib Akhtar. Having long hair, a marathon run-up and the right share of aggression, he has surely managed to follow his idol. Shahpoor Zadran is often seen playing cricket in Pakistan. He takes tips from coaches in Pakistan and takes part in games for the local clubs of Peshawar.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
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Team played

Badureliya Sports Club, Afghanistan, Khulna Royal Bengals, Amo Sharks, Boost Defenders, Mis-e-Ainak Knights, Pakhtoons, Kabul Region, Karnataka Tuskers

Batting Career Summary

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
ODI
44
27
17
67
17 v KEN
0
0
5
3
6.70
41.87
5
0
World Cup
6
5
5
17
12* v SCO
0
0
2
0
-
80.95
-
-
T20I
36
13
6
27
13 v IRE
0
0
0
3
3.85
41.53
5
0

Bowling Career Summary

I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
ODI
44
330.3
34
1589
43
4/24 v NED
2
0
36.95
4.80
46.11
World Cup
6
51
5
265
10
4/38 v SCO
0
0
26.50
5.19
30.60
T20I
36
115.5
3
907
37
3/40 v BAN
1
0
24.51
7.83
18.78

ODI Career

Shahpoor Zadran made his ODI debut in 2009 against the Netherlands in Amstelveen. He made an impressive debut, taking 4 wickets for 24 runs and dismissing the opposition side for 188 runs. Chasing the target, the Afghanistan team fell short off 8 runs. His latest ODI match was last year against Ireland in Dehradun. He went wicketless and Ireland won the match quite convincingly, by 5 wickets. He has played 44 ODIs for Afghanistan and has taken 43 wickets with 4/24 taken in his maiden game being his best figures.

In a World Cup encounter against Scotland in 2015 in Dunedin, Shapoor Zardran scored the winning runs for his team. Samiullah Shinwari was caught out for 96 when Afghanistan required 19 of 19. Hamid Hasan and Shapoor Zadran formed a last-wicket stand. Shapoor scored 12 runs off the last 19 runs required and won the match for his country. His brilliant performance in that game was praised by the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, as well.

T20 Career

Shahpoor has played 36 T20 internationals for his country and has taken 37 wickets. His debut match was against Ireland in Colombo. He bowled 2 overs for 18 runs and Ireland won the match convincingly. Shahpoor Zadran has been an integral part of the team but now he is 33 years old. Having spent almost half of his life serving his country, Shahpoor has done his part.