Rafatullah Mohmand

Rafatullah Mohmand (born 6 November 1976 in Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox bowler. He made his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against England on 26 November 2015.[1] He was also the oldest player for Pakistan to make T20I debut.[2][3]

Rafatullah Mohmand
Personal information
Full nameRafatullah Mohmand
Born (1976-11-06) 6 November 1976 (age 44)
Peshawar, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 65)26 November 2015 v England
Last T20I30 November 2015 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1996-97-2006-07Peshawar
1999-2000Redco Pakistan Limited
2000-01-2014-15Water and Power Development Authority
2002-03-2008-09Habib Bank Limited
2007-08-2008-09Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
2017Islamabad United
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC List A
Matches 3 166 124
Runs scored 39 7403 4441
Batting average 13 29.26 39.30
100s/50s 12/35 6/32
Top score 23 302* 141*
Balls bowled 650 506
Wickets 9 17
Bowling average 42.77 23.17
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/23 3/16
Catches/stumpings 115/– 59/–
Source: Cricinfo, 16 September 2019

Playing careerEdit

Since his debut in 1996 Mohmand has played as an opening batsman for several first-class teams in Pakistan. He made his first century in 1999-2000 when he scored 213 out of a team total of 395 to help Redco Pakistan Limited to an innings victory over Faisalabad.[4] In 2009-10, opening the batting for Water and Power Development Authority, he made 302 not out against Sui Southern Gas Company, adding 580 for the second wicket with Aamer Sajjad.[5] It is the highest second-wicket partnership, and the second-highest partnership of all, in first-class cricket history.[6]

He toured Australia with Pakistan A in 2006, playing one first-class match and three List A matches.

In 2009 he was invited to play for Afghanistan to strengthen their batting by their coach Kabir Khan, and was included in the 15-member Afghanistan team named ahead of the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa. However, Afghanistan withdrew Rafatullah from their squad after deciding he was not eligible to play for them.[7]

In 2012-13 he was the highest scorer in the President's Cup One-Day Tournament, with 425 runs in six matches for Water and Power Development Authority, including three centuries.[8]

In 2017 he was picked as a replacement for Sharjeel Khan by Islamabad United in the 2017 Pakistan Super League.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

His elder brother Asmatullah Mohmand played first-class cricket in Pakistan from 1995 to 2004.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st T20I: England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 26, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Records | Twenty20 Internationals | Individual records (captains, players, umpires) | Oldest players on debut | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  3. ^ "Long waits for Rafatullah and Plunkett". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  4. ^ Faisalabad v Redco Pakistan Limited 1999-2000
  5. ^ Sui Southern Gas Company v Water and Power Development Authority 2009-10
  6. ^ Wisden 2013, p. 1267.
  7. ^ Afghanistan forced to withdraw batsman Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  8. ^ President's Cup One-Day Tournament 2012-13 batting averages
  9. ^ "Islamabad United call up Rafatullah Mohmand". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  10. ^ Asmatullah Mohmand at Cricket Archive

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