Karim Janat – Age, Height, Career Info, Girlfriend, Family, and More

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Karim Janat (born Aug 11, 1998) is an Afghan International cricketer who plays for Afghanistan in international Cricket and Kabul Zwanan in Afghanistan Premier League.

Full NameKarim Janat
Date of Birth11 August 1998
Karim Janat Age25 years
Birth PlaceKabul, Afghanistan
Playing RoleBowling all-arounder
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium
Physical Stats & More 
Karim Janat Height (approx)170 cm
1.70 m
5’ 6” Inch
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Karim Janat Bowling speed125-135 kmph
Career Info 
TeamsAfghanistan U19, Afghanistan, Afghanistan A, Kandahar Knights, Rajputs, Afghanistan U23, Northern Warriors, Bangla Tigers
DebutFirst Class Debut:
Eng Lions vs Afghanistan at Abu Dhabi, December 07, 2016

List A Debut:
Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan at Harare, February 24, 2017

ODI Debut:
Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan at Harare, February 24, 2017

T20I Debut:
U.A.E. vs Afghanistan at ICCA Dubai, December 14, 2016
Career Turning PointHis performance in the 2018 Afghanistan Premier League can be considered as a career turning point.
Jersey Number11 (Afghanistan)
Coach/MentorLance Klusener(Afghanistan)
Personal Life 
Zodiac signLeo
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyFather- Name not known
Name not known
Not known
Girlfriend/WifeNot Known
HobbiesPlaying Cricket, Travelling
Favourite Things 
Favourite CricketersMS Dhoni, Shahid Afridi
Karim Janat Profile

Karim Janat is one of the most talented all-rounders in Afghanistan. He bowls right-arm fast and also bats in the top order. Janat is only 23 years old but has achieved a lot in this short span.

Domestic Career

He made his List-A debut in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional Tournament and was also the joint highest wicket-taker along with Zahir Khan in the tournament with 12 wickets under his belt.

He made his first-class debut against England Lions on December 6th, 2017. Janat did not have a great outing on his debut and scored just 12 runs from his 2 innings and picked up 2 wickets.

A year later, Janat was also the highest wicket-taker for Kabul Region in the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament in 2018 with 30 wickets in his 10 games.

In the 2018 Afghanistan Premier League, Karim Janat displayed his all-around talent and became very popular. In 2020, he also won the Player of the Tournament award in APL for his all-around show on the field.

He has played a lot of franchise cricket lately and has made his name in T20 cricket. Janat was also part of the recently concluded Everest Premier League. 

As of 2021, The Afghan all-rounder has played 24 first-class games and has scored 1250 runs at an impressive average of 43.10 and has picked up 55 wickets with the ball. Talking about his List A numbers, he has scored 955 runs and has picked up 34 wickets from his 24 games.

International Career

After his impressive performances in domestic and international cricket. Janat was quickly roped into the national team. He made his T20I debut for Afghanistan against the UAE on 14th December 2016.

Janat was excellent in his first game and picked up 3 wickets with the ball and played a brilliant knock of 25 with the bat batting lower down the order and also won the man of the match award on his dream debut. 

In December 2018, Janat was also part of the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup and represented Afghanistan Under 23 team.

He came into the bigger picture after he picked up his first T20I five-wicket haul against West Indies on 16th November 2019 and ended his spell with the figures of 5/11 in his 4 overs.

He is also part of the national team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Talking about his numbers, Karim Janat has played 25 T20Is as of October 2021 and has scored 194 runs with the bat and has picked up 26 wickets with the ball.

ODI Career

Karim Janat has not played much ODI cricket for his team and is known for his T20I performances. The only ODI he played was against Zimbabwe on 24th February 2017. He did not have a great debut game as he managed to score just 9 runs with the bat and went wicketless with the ball.

Lesser Known Facts about Karim Janat

  • Karim Janat was part of the 2016 ICC U19 World Cup.
  • He plays for Speen Ghar Region in domestic cricket.
  • Janat came into limelight after he picked up his first T20I five wicket haul against West Indies in November 2019.
  • In September 2021, Janat was selected in the Afghanistan squad for the ICC 2021 T20 World Cup.

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