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Junaid Khan (cricketer) Biography, Family, Wife, Career, Stats, Facts…

Mohammad Junaid Khan famously known as Junaid Khan is a former Pakistani cricketer. Born on December 24 in 1989 in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Junaid became the first cricketer to represent Pakistan at the international level from the city. His cousin Yasir Shah also followed his path and debuted for Pakistan 5 months after Junaid Khan’s debut. He completed his graduation from Imperial College London.

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Junaid Khan. Photo Credit: Instagram/junaidkhan_real

Junaid Khan: Biography

Full NameMohammad Junaid Khan
NicknameJonii
Age32 (as of 2022)
Date of Birth24 December 1989
BirthplaceSwabi
Height6’1″ or 185 cm
NationalityPakistan
ReligionIslam
ZodiacCapricorn
CollegeImperial College London
FatherZahir Khan
MotherN/A
SiblingsTahir Khan
CousinYasir Shah & Fawad Ahmed
WifeKhansa Khan
ChildrenAyaan Khan (son) 12 Aug 2018

His father’s name is Zahir Khan and unfortunately, there is no data available on the Internet about his mother. Junaid has a brother named Tahir Khan and has two cousins named Yasir Shah and Fawad Ahmed.

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Junaid Khan(right) with his brother Tahir Khan(left). Photo Credit: Instagram/junaidkhan_real

Junaid Khan married his wife Khansa Khan on 11 March 2015 and the couple was blessed with a baby boy on 11 August 2018. He named his son ‘Ayaan Khan‘ and his son also has an Instagram account handled by a personal manager. Both Junaid and Ayaan are active on Instagram and uploads content on a regular basis. However, there are no other details available about Junaid Khan’s wife as the couple doesn’t want to keep it public.

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Junaid Khan with his son Ayaan Khan. (Photo Credit: Instagram/junaidkhan_real)

Junaid Khan: Cricket Journey

Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Fast
Playing RoleBowler
First Int. Match21 April 2011 (T20I)
Last Int. Match17 May 2019 (ODI)
TeamsAbbottabad, Abbottabad Rhinos, Lancashire, Middlesex, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, Rangpur Rangers, Pakistan

There is a trend of tape-ball cricket in Pakistan from many years and Junaid was a known entity in the tape-ball community due to his sheer pace. The left-arm pacer was talented just like his idol Imran Khan. When he was just 16 years old, his friends suggested him to participate in an Under 17 trial in Abbottabad which he accepted. Where he was first spotted by a bowler named Ehteshamuddin at the trials. Ehteshamuddin told Junaid that he has speed & potential and should go to Lahore for further trials and then Junaid never looked back from there and later made his first-class debut.

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Junaid Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Domestic Career: After a year and a half of the Abbottabad trial, Junaid made his first-class debut for Abbottabad on 24 January 2007. In the match against Multan, he took 4 wickets for 57 runs and the match resulted in a draw. He became the strike bowler of his team and was making his way to international cricket. He even was a part of an unofficial Test series played between Pakistan A and Sri Lanka A in 2010.

International Debut: Junaid was added to the Pakistan Squad during the 2011 ODI World Cup when Sohail Tanveer was suffering from an injury, however, he didn’t get the chance to play in the World Cup. Later on 21 April 2011, Junaid debuted for Pakistan in a T20I against West Indies, and after a couple of days, he also played his first ODI match against West Indies on 23 April 2011.

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Junaid bowled two overs in his debut T20I match and was unable to pick any wicket Meanwhile West Indies defeated Pakistan by 7 runs. In the first ODI at Gros Islet, Pakistan defeated West Indies by 8 wickets whereas Junaid Khan again failed to get his first international wicket and conceded 49 runs in his 10 overs.

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After 5 months, Junaid played his debut Test match from September 01 to 05 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo. Pakistan chose to field first after winning the toss and bowled Zimbabwe all out on 412 in which Junaid bowled 29 overs and took one wicket for 55 runs with 14 maiden overs. He caught and bowled Craig Ervine to get his maiden Test wicket. Later in the second, Pakistan bundled Zimbabwe all out on just 141 runs where on a spinny surface Junaid bowled just 2 overs and conceded 9 runs for 0 wickets. Pakistan won the match with ease by 7 wickets.

Key Moment: Junaid came into the limelight in the last bilateral series played between India and Pakistan where he performed extremely well and won matches for Pakistan single-handedly. For the first time, he played against India in the first ODI on 30 December 2012 at MA Chidambaram Stadium. The match was known for Junaid Khan’s brilliant bowling against the experienced batting order of India. Junaid bamboozled India after picking up the wickets of Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh & Rohit Sharma in the mandatory powerplay and put India under extreme pressure. India was 29/5 after the end of the first 10 overs, though, Indian captain MS Dhoni took India to 227 after the end of 50 overs with his unbeaten 113 runs innings including a couple of partnerships with Suresh Raina (43) and Ravichandran Ashwin (31).

Including a maiden over, Junaid picked a total of 4 wickets in his 9 overs and while batting, Pakistan chased the target down with 6 wickets in hand and 11 balls to spare.

Pakistan won the 3-match ODI series by 2-1, while Junaid Khan amassed 8 wickets in the series with 3 & 1 wickets in the second and third ODI respectively.

PCB Destroyed Junaid Khan: He was considered to be one of the most talented Pakistani pacers and had a lot of potential in him but many think that Pakistan Cricket Board destroyed his career and didn’t utilize his potential. During his 8-year-long career, Junaid just played a total of 9 T20Is, 76 ODIs, and 22 Tests where he picked 8, 110, and 71 wickets respectively.

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Last International Matches: Junaid played his last T20I against India at Mirpur in 2014, last ODI against England in 2019 at Nottingham, and last Test match against Sri Lanka at Colombo on June 25-29 in 2015.

Junaid Khan: Stats

BOWLING
FormatMatInnWktBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Test2241715/388/15131.732.9364.8150
ODI76761104/124/1229.235.3532.7400
T20I9983/243/2429.508.7420.2000
First Class911673547/1713/7724.563.0348.513224
List A1511502075/455/4530.935.3034.91110
T201641621954/124/1222.857.4618.3600
via ESPNcricinfo
BATTING & FIELDING
FormatMatInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100s50s4s6sCt
Test222811122177.1730639.86001424
ODI76311768254.8512753.5400418
T20I92233*475.0000000
First Class9111634794719.680217
List A1516933300328.330017
T201645330142366.1717581.140012545
via ESPNcricinfo

Some More Information About Junaid Khan

Junaid Khan is the 6th fastest bowler for Pakistan to complete 100 ODI Wickets.

His best Test bowling in an innings of 5/38 came against Sri Lanka in 2011.

Junaid lives in London, England, and often comes to Pakistan to participate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

He has approximately 1-2 million US dollars of net worth.

He loves to make himself fit and also plays football.

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