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Mohammad Nabi, NED vs. AFG, Match 34, CWC2023

Mohammad Nabi was named “Men of the Match” in the recent Netherlands vs. Afghanistan match. In this game, he had three wickets. Furthermore, he has performed admirably in previous encounters. So, congratulations on his outstanding accomplishment.

Furthermore, he is born on January 1st, 1985. Muhammad Nabi is an Afghan cricketer player who served as the team’s captain in the past. Nabi is a right-handed batter and off-break bowler who plays as an offensive hitting all-rounder.

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi

Muhammad Nabi Personal Information

Full nameMuhammad Nabi
BornJan 1, 1985
Age38 years
Bowling StyleRight-arm off spin
Batting StyleRight-handed
Playing roleAll-rounder
International information 
National sideAfghanistan (2009–present)
ODI debutApril 19 , 2009 v Scotland
Last ODIOct 30, 2023 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no7
T20I debutFeb 1, 2010 v Ireland
Last T20IJuly 16, 2023 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no7
Personal information

Muhammad Nabi Inaugural Test match

Furthermore, having participated in Afghanistan’s inaugural One Day International in April 2009 and their inaugural Test match in June 2018. Also, he was a key player in the country’s ascent to the pinnacle of international cricket. Hence, He won the fifth cap of the Afghanistan national team in Twenty20 Internationals.

Mohammad Nabi Early Career

Nabi’s family relocated to Peshawar, Pakistan, after he was born in the Afghan province of Logar. Moreover, at the age of ten, he began playing cricket in Peshawar.  In 2000, after his family returned to Afghanistan, he started playing cricket with Shapoor Zadran, Asghar Afghan, and Muhammad Shahzad. Hence, all of whom would go on to play significant roles for the Afghan national team.

Further, in 2003, Nabi participated in his maiden competitive match, representing Afghanistan against the Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Association.  Hence, Afghanistan had to rely on purchasing cricket equipment from Pakistan and India during this period since they lacked their own equipment.

Mohammad Nabi Early international career

In Addition, Nabi made his debut for Afghanistan in a first-class match against a Zimbabwe XI in the 2009–10 ICC Intercontinental Cup. Also, taking 3-90 in the first innings and scoring a century. Furthermore, He went on to be a vital member of the team in the Intercontinental Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.

Further, When Nawroz Mangal was relieved of his captaincy before of the 2010 Asian Games. Also, Nabi was named Afghanistan’s captain after he had been a reliable performer for the country and vice-captain. Meanwhile, after losing to Bangladesh in the final, Afghanistan finished second in the Asian Games, and Nabi was removed as captain.

Mohammad Nabi Leadership roles

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) declared in March 2013 that Nabi would captain the team in the UAE for the ICC Intercontinental Cup. Moreover, after his poor performance in the limited-over series in Pakistan the previous month, Nawroz Mangal lost his captaincy. Afghanistan qualified for their first-ever major international ODI tournament. However, in only their fourth matchup with a Test nation throughout the tournament, they emerged victorious over Bangladesh. Moreover, Nabi was captain throughout the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2015 Cricket World Cup. However, he resigned as captain in April 2015 due to bad form and Afghanistan winning just one World Cup match.

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi After captaincy

After giving up the captaincy, Nabi’s bad performance persisted until Afghanistan’s domestic ODI series vs Zimbabwe. Further, Nabi’s batting improved significantly throughout the series as he was moved up from number 6 to number 3 by Afghanistan’s new coach, Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Meanwhile, He scored 223 runs and his first ODI century, earning him the title of player of the series. Moreover, during the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, Nabi had a leading role in assisting Afghanistan to defeat Zimbabwe and Hong Kong in the group stage.

Hence, in both of these games, Nabi was the player of the match, and Afghanistan made it to the Top 10 round. Afghanistan nearly pulled off a massive upset against England, and Nabi played a great game. Hence, throughout the game, Nabi made a catch, claimed a wicket while bowling, and forced a run-out. England managed to win by a margin of 15 runs.


Following the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, he resigned as captain due to dissatisfaction with the team management and the team’s lack of preparation. Moreover, He was also left out the Afghanistan’s T20I squad for their series versus the United Arab Emirates due to his subpar performance. He did, however, rejoin the T20I team for the series with Pakistan in March 2023. In the opening Twenty20 International on March 24, 2023, he amassed 38 runs off of 38 balls and took 2 wickets for 12 runs. Hence, Afghanistan achieved their first-ever victory over Pakistan in any kind of international cricket thanks to his all-around performance.

Careers with domestic and T20 franchises

Further, The Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Indian Premier League, are just a few of the Twenty20 franchise competitions in which Nabi has competed. Also, He was the first Afghan player to ever be purchased at the IPL player auction.

Premier League of Bangladesh

However, Nabi made his debut for the Sylhet Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. Because the team’s coach, Mohammad Salah Uddin, wanted an off spinner on the squad. Moreover, he was drafted into the lineup to replace ailing West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell. With 18 wickets in the competition, he was the team’s top wicket-taker. Furthermore, He did well for the Royals with the bat and the ball, especially while bowling early in the innings.

Super League of Pakistan

However, in the 2016 Pakistan Super League, which was the competition’s first season, Nabi was a member of the Quetta Gladiators. Hence, He participated in eight Gladiator games. Against Lahore Qalandars in his tournament final, he scored thirty runs off of 12 balls, adding four runs off the game’s last ball to give the Gladiators the victory.

Premier League of India

Nabi, who went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for an initial price of 30 lakh, became the initial Afghan athlete to be sold in the IPL during the 2017 auction. On the other hand, He was the third Afghan player to be put up for auction in 2017, the other two having failed to find a buyer. Also, Rashid Khan, an Afghan comrade, trailed him and also traveled to Hyderabad. Hence, Nabi participated in the 2017 competition in just three games.

Mohammad Nabi Career Stat

Recent Match

Afghanistan vs Netherlands3/28LucknowODI # 4691
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka0/33PuneODI # 4687
Afghanistan vs Pakistan1/31ChennaiODI # 4679
Afghanistan vs New Zealand70/41ChennaiODI # 4673
Afghanistan vs England92/16DelhiODI # 4670
career stat
Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi Last/debut Matches

Test match

DebutIndia vs Afghanistan at Bengaluru – 14 – 15 June , 2018
LastBangladesh vs Afghanistan at Chattogram – 05 -09 Sep , 2019
test match

ODI Matches

DebutAfghanistan vs Scotland at Benoni -19  April , 2009
LastNetherlands vs Afghanistan at Lucknow – 03 Nov , 2023
ODI match

T20I Matches

DebutAfghanistan vs Ireland at Colombo (PSS) –  01 Feb , 2010
LastBangladesh vs Afghanistan at Sylhet – 16 July , 2023
T20I Matches

FC Matches

DebutM.C.C. vs Sri Lanka A at Arundel – 10 – 12 July , 2007
LastBangladesh vs Afghanistan at Chattogram – 05 – 09  Sep , 2019
FC Matches

T20 Matches

DebutAfghanistan vs Ireland at Colombo (PSS) – 01 Feb , 2010
LastBangladesh vs Afghanistan at Sylhet – 16 July , 2023
T20 Match

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