Junaid Khan is the first player in the history from Swabi, KPK who has qualified for Pakistan International Cricket team followd by his cousin Yasir Shah. His early life history, various achievements & records will be discuss in this article.
Junaid Khan life History
Junaid Khan was born on 24 Decembe, 1989 in Swabi, KPK. When he was 16 years old, he was regarded as the fastest bowler in NWFP. He played his debut first class match on 24 January, 2007. While playing for Abbottabad against Multan, he took his first wicket which was of Majid Majeed. He had got 4 wickets for 57 runs in that tour. Junaid also played for Pakistan A team. While playing against Srilanka A in 2010, he took 10 wickets in two matches. Junaid Khan was added to Pakistan team for World Cup 2011. He did not play a single match during world cup. Junaid made his T20 debut against West Indies where he did not manage to take a wicket. In ODI series, Junaid took 3 wickets in 5 matches. When Pakistan tour Ireland, Junaid khan brilliant performance by tooking 4 wickets for 12 runs. He was called man of the match. Pakistan managed to won that match by 7 wickets.
When Pakistan tour Zimbabwe, inexperience playes were given a chance. Junaid played his first Test against Zimbabwe in 2011. Khan took his first 5-wickets haul against Sri-lanka in Test match. He had got 12 wickets in that series & Pakistan managed to won by 1-0. Junaid was selected to play in a series against India in 2012 where he took 4 wickets in the first match which helped Pakistan to won that match. In second match, he took 3 wickets. Pakistan had also won that match. That was a big achievement for Junaid Khan.
Junaid Khan Achievements & Records
- Junaid Khan has got brilliant records against Sri-lanka. He has got all of his 4 five wickets haul against Sri-lanka.
- Junaid has got 4 Tests 5 wickets haul. First one came was in 2011 when he got 5 wickets for 38 runs against Sri-lanka. The result of match was in a draw. Last one was in 2013 against same side Sri-lanka, where he got 5 for 58 runs. The result of match was in a draw.
- Junaid has achieve one Test man of the match award. He got 5 wickets for 73 runs in the first inning.
- Khan has played 8 T20 games for Lancashire where he took 12 wickets.