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Rohan Mustafa (Urdu: روہن مصطفی‎; born: 7 October; 1988) is an international cricketer & a former captain of the United Arab Emirates national team.[1] He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler.[2]

Rohan Mustafa
Personal information
Born (1988-10-07) 7 October 1988 (age 30)
Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm off break
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 45)1 February 2014 v Scotland
Last ODI16 April 2019 v Zimbabwe
T20I debut (cap 8)22 October 2018 v Australia
Last T20I6 August 2019 v Netherlands
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 31 27 6 76
Runs scored 662 462 222 1,734
Batting average 21.35 18.48 27.75 24.08
100s/50s 1/1 0/2 0/1 1/7
Top score 109 77 68 109
Balls bowled 1,203 425 576 3,174
Wickets 34 20 6 86
Bowling average 33.52 25.35 47.50 27.17
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/25 3/9 3/38 5/25
Catches/stumpings 13/– 8/– 2/– 35/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 6 August 2019


Early lifeEdit

Mustafa was born in Kohat, in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province.[1] His family moved to the UAE when he was 10, where his father had a car sales business in Sharjah.[3] His father died suddenly when he was 15.[4]

T20 franchise careerEdit

On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Toronto Nationals in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[5][6] In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Brampton Wolves franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[7]

International careerEdit

Mustafa made his One Day International debut against Scotland in February 2014. One month later he also made his Twenty20 International debut against the Netherlands. After the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, Mustafa was appointed vice-captain of the UAE.

At the 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier, Mustafa scored 77 runs from 50 balls in the first match against Afghanistan, opening the batting with Muhammad Kaleem. This set a new record for the highest score by a UAE player in a Twenty20 International. Mustafa also took three wickets in Afghanistan's innings,which is also record in international taking 3 wickets and 75+ runs in a same match with the UAE going on to win the match by 16 runs.[8][9]

On 4 April 2017, Mustafa scored his maiden One Day International century, scoring 109 against Papua New Guinea. In the same match, he took his maiden five-wicket haul, taking 5/25. In doing so, he became only the third player to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in the same ODI after Viv Richards and Paul Collingwood.[10]

In January 2018, he was named as the captain of the United Arab Emirates' squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.[11]

In August 2018, he was named the captain of the United Arab Emirates' squad for the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier tournament.[12] In December 2018, he was named as the captain of the United Arab Emirates' team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.[13] Later the same month, he was one of three players to be given an eight-week ban from international cricket for breaching the Emirates Cricket Board's Player's Code of Conduct,[14] after using Twitter to criticise the facilities in Karachi during the tournament.[15] In January 2019, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had accepted apologies from all the cricketers involved.[16] In March 2019, he returned to the UAE's squad following his suspension for their series against the United States.[17]


  1. ^ a b "Rohan Mustafa". ESPNcricinfo.
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive".
  3. ^ "UAE celebrate new captain and coach appointments with win over Hong Kong", The National, 26 January 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Family always comes first for UAE cricketer Rohan Mustafa", The National, 4 June 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Global T20 draft streamed live". Canada Cricket Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Asia Cup - 1st Match, Qualifying Group". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Rohan Mustafa magic shocks Afghanistan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Mustafa's rare feat seals series for UAE". ESPNcricinfo. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Six teams vying for the final two spots in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Emirates Cricket Board officially announces team to represent the UAE in the Asia Cup Qualifiers 2018". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Emirates Cricket Board announce team that will represent the UAE in Asia Cricket's Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Three UAE players suspended for eight weeks from international cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  15. ^ "UAE captain Rohan Mustafa among three players suspended for eight weeks by Emirates Cricket Board". The National. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  16. ^ "PCB accepts UAE players' apologies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Mohammed Naveed says UAE have 'four to six captains' as he retains armband for USA series". The National. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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