Mohammad Nabi overview

Nabi is an Afghan cricketer who has made his niche with right-handed batting and off break bowling.

He is basically an all-rounder top international cricket player. He had played a lot of 20 twenty tournaments with an aim to be excellent in his performance.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 3 6 0 33 24 5.5 68 48.53 0 0 0 4 1
ODI 128 115 11 2831 116 27.22 3331 84.99 1 0 15 174 91
T20 80 74 11 1366 89 21.68 934 146.25 0 0 4 84 81
IPL 15 12 2 160 31 16.0 110 145.45 0 0 0 15 7

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 3 5 546 254 8 3/36 4/95 2.79 31.75 68.25 0 0
ODI 128 124 6123 4384 132 4/30 4/30 4.3 33.21 46.39 0 0
T20 80 79 1594 1930 72 4/10 4/10 7.26 26.81 22.14 0 0
IPL 15 15 319 354 13 4/11 4/11 6.66 27.23 24.54 0 0

Early signs

Nabi took his birth in Logar Province in Afghanistan, but his family migrated to Peshawar in Pakistan, fleeing from the Soviet–Afghan War. He had begun his career path in playing cricket in Peshawar at an early age of 10, and his family moved back to Afghanistan in 2000, where he began playing cricket with Mohammad Shahzad, Asghar Afghan and Shapoor Zadran, all of whom would later become important members of the Afghan national team. Nabi took his first step in his first competitive match in 2003, achieving his play for an Afghanistan team against the Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Association. Afghanistan's team was on a destitute position, but Nabi top-scored for the team with 61 runs. In the meantime, Afghanistan as a place didn't have their own cricket gear and had to rely on buying it from Pakistan and India.

ODI Career

Mohammad Nabi played about 124 matches in which he scored 2,796 runs. His highest score in a match stands at 116 runs and also holds a strike rate of 85.5 while his economy rate is 4.28 with 130 wickets. He is very focused in playing ODI matches as what his career defining.

Test career

He made his Test debut on 14th June,2018 against India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. He has played only 3 matches and scored 33 runs in total with an strike rate of 48.53. In Mohammad Nabi's perspective- "Test cricket is an important format that every cricketer wants to play. And its true, as whoever want to build a base be it balling, fielding or wicket keeping, has to do the net practice that is followed before going to the pitch".

IPL career

He was the first Afghan cricketer to have been picked up by an IPL team rightly so. Sunrisers realized they had made a steal by pocketing 30 lakhs of a priceless commodity. Perhaps he is not as mysterious and eye-catching as Rashid Khan, or as flamboyant and dashing as Mohammad Shahzad. He is far from being as sharp as Dawlat or Shapoor Zadran, but he is and will continue to be the leading light of Afghanistan for times to come.

T20 Career

Nabi has played in about 77 matches and scored 1317 runs in total. His highest score in a T20 match stands at 89 and his strike rate at 145.85 while his bowling career includes 69 wickets at an economy rate of 22.32.

ICC Trophies

Nabi holds a record of the fastest 50 in twenty 20 internationals. Mohammad Nabi is an all-rounder from Afghanistan who has kept his play with his right-handed batsman feature and off break bowler. He performed a very vital role, Afghanistan's rise to the top level of international cricket, acing both the one day International in April 2009 and their first Test match in June 2018, he had built a strong base into the team. He had captained in the 2014 Asia Cup and in the World Cup as well. Nabi has also played in numerous Twenty20 franchise tournaments, it is a great achievement that he was the first Afghanistan player to be selected in the Indian Premier League player auction which was an add on to his career graph as a successful cricketer. He played against Scotland in the previous matches. Nabi even had leaded the ICC international cup in the UAE. He lost his form due to his age during the bilateral ODI series which is headed against Zimbabwe. Majorly Nabi took the responsibility in the ICC Twenty 20 2016 cup. He performed with all his form and effort scoring his maiden ODI century. He has enthusiastic bowling way like he played 3/36 in the Afghanistan v/s Ireland match, In ODI he played 4/30 against Ireland. On the other side he made an epic bowling when it was to be played with the RCB - Bangalore the score of his wicket taking was 4/11.


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