Hazratullah Zazai – Age, Height, Career Info, Girlfriend, Family, T20 World Cup 2021, and More

Hazratullah Zazai

Hazratullah Zazai (born Dec 08, 1997) is an Afghan International cricketer who plays for Afghanistan in international Cricket and Kabul Zwanan in Afghanistan Premier League.

Biography 
Full NameHazratullah Zazai
NicknameHazrat
Date of Birth23 March 1998
Hazratullah Zazai Age23 years
Birth PlacePaktia, Afghanistan
Playing RoleBatsman
Batting StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox
Physical Stats & More 
Hazratullah Zazai Height (approx)183 cm
1.83 m
6’ 0” Inch
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career Info 
TeamsAfghanistan, Kabul Zwanan, Dhaka Dynamites, Maratha Arabians, Rajshahi Royals, Galle Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi
DebutFirst Class Debut:
Mis-Ainak vs Band-Region at Kabul, October 20, 2017

List A Debut:
Amo-Region vs Mis-Ainak at Khost, August 10, 2017

ODI Debut:
Ireland vs Afghanistan at Belfast, August 27, 2018

T20I Debut:
U.A.E. vs Afghanistan at Dubai, December 16, 2016
Career Turning PointHis innings of 162 runs against Ireland in 2019 was one of the most remarkable moments in Afghanistan cricket and also made me a household name in his country
Jersey Number3 (Afghanistan)
Coach/MentorLance Klusener(Afghanistan)
Personal Life 
Zodiac signAries
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyFather- Name not known
Mother-
Name not known
Brother(s)-
Ibrahim Hashimi Zazai
Girlfriend/WifeNot Known
ReligionIslam
HobbiesPlaying Guitar, Travelling
Favourite Things 
Favourite CricketersChris Gayle, Hashim Amla
Hazratullah Zazai Profile

Hazratullah Zazai is one of the most talented batsmen in the Afghan circuit. Zazai is known for his power-hitting and aggressive stroke play. The 23-year old is surely a player to watch out for in the shortest format.

Domestic Career

Zazai has some prolific numbers in domestic cricket. The left-hander made his List A debut for his domestic team Amo Region in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional Tournament on August 10, 2017. A few months later, he also made his first-class debut for Band-e-Amir Region on 20th October 2017 in the 2017-18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament.

In 2018, Zazai was also part of the Afghanistan Premier League which is a major T20 tournament in Afghanistan. Playing for Kabul Zwanan, he scored 322 runs from his 10 games in the first edition of the tournament.

The Afghan Opener came into the limelight after he smashed 6 sixes in an over in a T20 match against Balk Legends. In 2019, Zazai was also part of the trials for many franchises for IPl 2019.

Talking about his domestic numbers, Zazai has played 11 List-A games and has scored 241 runs at an average of 24.10. His first-class numbers are also decent and have scored 1246 runs from his 17 games at an average of 38.93 which includes 3 100s and 8 50s.

International Career

T20I Career

Like many of his fellow Afghan Cricketers, Zazai also made his international debut without much experience in the domestic circuit. He made his T20 debut against the UAE on 16th December 2016. He was average on his debut and scored 18 off 24 balls.

One of the highlights of his career was when he scored a 22-ball half-century against Ireland and also holds the record for the fastest fifty by an Afghan Player.

In 2019, He smashed 162 runs which were the highest ever score by an individual by an Afghan player and also the second-highest in the world just 10 runs behind Aaron Finch’s 172, and helped his team finish the innings with a score of 278.

This was also the highest ever partnership for any wicket in T20 cricket as he and Usman Ghani scored 236 runs for the first wicket. Zazai has so far played 6 T20I games and has scored 378 runs at an outstanding average of 75.60. He is expected to play an integral role for Afghanistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

ODI Career

After his impressive show in T20s Zazai also made his ODI debut against Ireland on 27th August 2018. He scored 14 runs on his debut. The Afghan Opener has played 16 ODI games for Afghanistan so far and has scored 361 runs at an average of 22.56 which also includes two half-centuries.

Lesser Known Facts about Hazratullah Zazai

  • Hazratullah Zazai is a big fan of Chris Gayle and Hashim Amla and considers them as his idols.
  • In 2018, he smashed 162 runs in a T20I game against Ireland and is one of the major highlights of Afghan Cricket.
  • In October 2018, Zazai hit 6 sixes in an over against Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League.

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