Hazratullah Zazai

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Hazratullah Zazai
Personal information
Born (1998-03-23) 23 March 1998 (age 20)
Paktia, Afghanistan
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 44)27 August 2018 v Ireland
Last ODI29 August 2018 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 35)16 December 2016 v UAE
Last T20I22 August 2018 v Ireland
Domestic team information
2017–presentAmo Sharks
2018–presentKabul Zwanan
2019Dhaka Dynamites
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 August 2018

Hazratullah Zazai (Pashto: حضرت الله ځاځی‎) (born 23 March 1998) is an Afghan cricketer.[1] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against the United Arab Emirates on 16 December 2016.[2]

He made his List A debut for Amo Region in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament on 10 August 2017.[3] He made his first-class debut for Band-e-Amir Region in the 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament on 20 October 2017.[4]

In August 2018, against Ireland, he scored the fastest T20I fifty by an Afghan cricketer, in 22 balls.[5] He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Ireland on 27 August 2018.[6]

In September 2018, he was named in Kabul Zwanan's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[7] On 14 October 2018, in the match against Balkh Legends, Zazai hit six sixes in one over.[8] In the process, Zazai also equalled the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 cricket, from twelve balls.[9] He was the leading run-scorer for Kabul Zwanan in the tournament, with 322 runs in ten matches.[10]

In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Dhaka Dynamites team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[11]


  1. ^ "Hazratullah Zazai". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates, 2nd T20I: United Arab Emirates v Afghanistan at Dubai (DSC), Dec 16, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  3. ^ "2nd Match, Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament at Khost, Aug 10, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ "1st Match, Alokozay Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament at Amanullah, Oct 20-23 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Zazai's 33-ball 74 sets up Afghanistan victory over Ireland". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  6. ^ "1st ODI, Afghanistan Tour of Ireland at Belfast, Aug 27 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Hazratullah Zazai smashes six sixes in an over in front of 'idol' Gayle". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Hazratullah Zazai becomes third to hit six sixes in an over in T20s". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League, 2018/19 - Kabul Zwanan: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.

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