Shapoor Zadran

Shapoor Zadran (Pashto: شاهپور ځدراڼ‎; born 8 July 1987) is an Afghan cricketer. Zadran is a left-arm fast-medium bowler. Zadran currently plays for the Afghanistan national cricket team.

Shapoor Zadran
Personal information
Born (1987-07-08) 8 July 1987 (age 33)
Logar Province, Afghanistan
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 16)19 April 2009 v Scotland
Last ODI10 March 2019 v Ireland
ODI shirt no.20
T20I debut (cap 11)1 February 2010 v Ireland
Last T20I8 March 2020 v Ireland
Domestic team information
2007Badureliya Cricket Club
2013Khulna Royal Bengals
2017Boost Defenders
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 43 32 8 55
Runs scored 67 27 22 102
Batting average 6.70 3.85 2.75 6.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 17 13 7 17
Balls bowled 1,935 599 1,092 2,476
Wickets 43 31 16 57
Bowling average 35.88 24.54 40.37 34.92
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/24 2/9 4/28 4/24
Catches/stumpings 5/– 4/– 2/– 5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 8 March 2020
Medal record

Domestic careerEdit

Zadran made his debut for Afghanistan against Chitral in the 2003/4 Inter-District Senior Tournament. His international debut for the side came against Oman in the 2004 ACC Trophy. Zadran also represented Afghanistan in the 2006 ACC Trophy, playing a single against Bahrain, in the final which Afghanistan lost by 3 wickets.

In 2007, he made his List-A debut for Badureliya Cricket Club in against Chilaw Marians Cricket Club in Sri Lanka, playing a single match for the club in the 2007/8 Premier Limited Overs Tournament.[1]

In 2007 he made his Twenty20 debut for Afghanistan in the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup against Qatar, playing 3 matches in the tournament, including in the final against Oman which ended in a tie.

Zadran was part of the rapidly rising Afghan team that from 2008 to 2009 won the World Cricket League Division Five, Division Four and Division Three, thus promoting them to Division Two and allowing them to partake in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier, where they gained ODI status.

In 2009, Zadran made his first-class debut for Afghanistan in the Intercontinental Cup against a Zimbabwe XI in which Afghanistan drew the match.[2]

International careerEdit

Zadran made his One Day International debut against the Netherlands during Afghanistan's tour of the Netherlands in 2009, where he took 4/24 from 10 overs. Despite this, Afghanistan lost the match by 8 runs.[3]

Later, in November 2009 he was a member of Afghanistan's 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup winning squad. In 2010 made his full Twenty20 International debut against Ireland in the 2010 Quadrangular Twenty20 Series in Sri Lanka. Later on in February 2010, Zadran was a key member of Afghanistan's victorious 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier winning squad and was later named in Afghanistan's squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.[4]

In April 2010, Zadran was a key member of Afghanistan's 2010 ACC Trophy Elite winning squad which defeated Nepal in the final, with Zadran taking a single wicket for the cost of just 11 runs from 7 overs.[5]

He was part of Afghanistan squad in the T20 World Cup 2012 in Sri Lanka and looked impressive. In the T20 World Cup, he along with Gulbadin Naib set the record for the highest 9th wicket partnership in ICC World T20 history (44),[6] which is still a record for Afghanistan.

In August 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's Test squad for their one-off match against Bangladesh, but he did not play.[7][8]


  1. ^ Badureliya Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club (2007)
  2. ^ Afghanistan v Zimbabwe XI (2009)
  3. ^ Netherlands v Afghanistan (2009)
  4. ^ ICC World Twenty20 Afghanistan squad
  5. ^ Afghanistan v Nepal (2010)
  6. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | World T20 | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Afghanistan squads announced for Bangladesh Test and Triangular Series in September". Afghan Cricket Board. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Rashid Khan to lead new-look Afghanistan in Bangladesh Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 August 2019.

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