Saif Zaib

Saif Ali Zaib (born 22 May 1998) is an English cricketer who plays for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. A spin-bowling all-rounder, Zaib is a left-handed batsman, who bowls left-arm orthodox spin. He made his List A debut for the county against the touring New Zealand A cricket team in July 2014,[1] and his first-class debut the following August. He has since played four more first-class matches for Northants, and has best bowling figures of 5/148, against Leicestershire in August 2016.[2]

Saif Zaib
Personal information
Full nameSaif Ali Zaib
Born (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 22)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleAll-rounder
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2014–presentNorthamptonshire (squad no. 5)
First-class debut4 August 2015
Northamptonshire v Kent
List A debut31 July 2014
Northamptonshire v New Zealand A
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 16 10 5
Runs scored 494 73 7
Batting average 23.52 10.42 3.50
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 0/0
Top score 65* 17 6
Balls bowled 661 174 48
Wickets 13 3 0
Bowling average 31.76 67.33
5 wickets in innings 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/115 2/22
Catches/stumpings 3/– 0/– 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 August 2019

Ahead of the 2015 season, Zaib signed a three-year contract with Northamptonshire.[3]

He made his Twenty20 cricket debut for Northamptonshire in the 2017 NatWest t20 Blast on 27 July 2017.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour Match: Northamptonshire v New Zealand A at Northampton, 31 July 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Northants and Leics settle for draw". ecb.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Northants teenager Saif Zaib signs contract". BBC Sport. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  4. ^ "North Group( D/N ), NatWest t20 Blast at Northampton, Jul 27". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

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