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Najeeb Tarakai
Najeeb Tarakai
Personal information
Full nameNajeeb Tarakai
Born(1991-02-02)2 February 1991
Afghanistan
Died5 October 2020(2020-10-05) (aged 29)
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
Roleopening batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 42)24 March 2017 v Ireland
ODI shirt no.31
T20I debut (cap 25)16 March 2014 v Bangladesh
Last T20I15 September 2019 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2011/12Afghan Cheetahs
Career statistics
CompetitionT20IODI
Matches121
Runs scored2585
Batting average21.505
100s/50s–/1–/–
Top score905
Catches/stumpings3/––/–
Source: Cricinfo, 3 October 2020
Najeeb Tarakai (born 2 February 1991- 6 October 2020) was an Afghan cricketer who played international cricket for the Afghanistan team.
Contents
1 Domestic career
2 International career
3 T20 franchise career
4 Personal life
5 References
6 External links
Domestic career
Tarakai made his Twenty20 debut for the Afghan Cheetahs in the Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup against Rawalpindi Rams. He played in the Cheetahs two other fixtures in that competition, against Faisalabad Wolves and Multan Tigers. In these three matches, he scored a total of 54 runs at an average of 18.00, with a high score of 34.
He was the leading run-scorer for Speen Ghar Region in the 2018 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, with 719 runs in ten matches. He was also the leading run-scorer in the 2019 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, with 670 runs in five matches, including four centuries.
International career
He made his debut against Bangladesh in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 tournament. He played two Twenty20 International (T20I) matches for Afghanistan in 2014.
On 10 March 2017 against Ireland, Tarakai scored 90 runs during the second T20I at Greater Noida. His match-winning performance along with the bowling performance by Rashid Khan, brought him his maiden man of the match award.
He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Ireland at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground on 24 March 2017.
T20 franchise career
In September 2018, he was named in Nangarhar's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.
Personal life
In October 2020, Tarakai was hit by a car while crossing a road in Jalalabad. He was taken to a nearby hospital, and was in a coma following a head injury and later died on 6th of October.
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