Picture of Junaid Khan

Junaid Khan

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm fast
Played for:
Pakistan, Abbottabad, Abbottabad Rhinos, Baluchistan, Habib Bank Limited, Islamabad, Khan Research Laboratories, Lancashire, North West Frontier Province Panthers, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan A, Punjab Pakistan, Peshawar, Rest of Pakistan, Water and Power Development Authority, Middlesex, Pakistan Under-19, Abbottabad Falcons, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Fighters, Peshawar Zalmi, Khulna Titans, Pakistan Cricket Board Patrons XI, Nelson Mandela Bay Stars
Roles played:
ICC Rank:
Home country:
December 24, 1989, Matra, North-West Frontier Province


Junaid Khan is the first cricketer from Swabi, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to represent Pakistan in international cricket. Among a huge pool of developing fast bowlers, Khan has been pipped as one of the best. Pakistani legend, Wasim Akram, too feels that he could be the leading bowler for the national side for many years to come. He also referred him to play for Lancashire where he played a number of games.

Junaid Khan made his first-class debut with Abbottabad in 2007. His impressive performances on the domestic circuit and the ability to balance his pace with swing led to his selection at the national level, when he was called up in the side to replace Sohail Tanvir in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup but he did not get a single game. Khan finally got to play his first one-day international for Pakistan against West Indies in the Caribbean. A Test debut followed later that year against Zimbabwe.

Subsequently, he strung up some good performances against formidable batting line-ups. He made a name for himself, picking up his maiden five-fer against a strong Sri Lankan line-up in Abu Dhabi in 2011. He followed it up with two more against the same opponent in their backyard. His lethal bowling against India, once bilateral ties between the two nations in 2013 were resumed, proved to be a testimony to his talent as he helped Pakistan to a series victory in the ODIs. Soon, with the long absence of Umar Gul, Khan found himself as the spearhead of a young Pakistan bowling attack.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 22 28 122 11 7.17 39.86 0 0 17
ODI 64 26 60 13 4.61 55.04 0 0 25
T20 9 2 3 2 - 75.00 0 0 3*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 22 41 4605 2253 71 5/38 / 31.73 2.93 1 5 0 37
ODI 64 64 3037 2693 95 4/12 / 28.34 5.32 3 0 0 94
T20 9 9 162 236 8 3/24 / 29.50 8.74 0 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 0
ODI 5 0 2


Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo - Sep 01, 2011
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval, Colombo - Jun 25, 2015
Pakistan Vs West Indies at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - Apr 23, 2011
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Oct 16, 2017
Pakistan Vs West Indies at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - Apr 21, 2011
Last played:
Pakistan Vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 21, 2014