Personal information
Full name Mohammad Nabi Essa Khel
Born 1 January 1985 (age 36)
Logar, Afghanistan
Nickname The President,Mr. President
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
  • Afghanistan (2009–present)
Test debut (cap 5) 14 June 2018 v India
Last Test 5 September 2019 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 7) 19 April 2009 v Scotland
Last ODI 26 January 2021 v Ireland
ODI shirt no. 7
T20I debut (cap 5) 1 February 2010 v Ireland
Last T20I 20 March 2021 v Zimbabwe
T20I shirt no. 7
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007/08–2009/10 Pakistan Customs
2013/14–2014/15 Mohammedan Sporting Club
2013 Sylhet Royals
2015 Rangpur Riders
2016 Chittagong Vikings
2017 Comilla Victorians
2016 Quetta Gladiators
2017–present Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2017 Mis Ainak Knights
2017/18–present Melbourne Renegades
2018 Leicestershire
2018 Balkh Legends
2019 Kent (squad no. 77)
2020 St Lucia Zouks (squad no. 7)
2021 Karachi Kings
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 3 127 80 35
Runs scored 33 2,817 1,394 1,284
Batting average 5.50 27.82 22.12 24.22
100s/50s 0/0 1/15 0/4 2/5
Top score 24 116 89 117
Balls bowled 546 5,919 1,594 4,848
Wickets 8 130 71 94
Bowling average 31.75 32.54 26.97 23.17
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/36 4/30 4/10 6/33
Catches/stumpings 2/– 55/– 44/– 20/–
Representing  Afghanistan
Men’s Cricket
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Team

Early life and career

Nabi became born in logar province in Afghanistan, however his family moved to Peshawar in Pakistan, fleeing from the soviet–afghan struggle. He began playing cricket in Peshawar at the age of and his family moved returned to Afghanistan in 2000, wherein he started out gambling cricket with Mohammad Shahzad, Asghar afghan and Shapoor Zadran, all of whom could later become crucial participants of the afghan national team. Nabi played in his first aggressive match in 2003, playing for an Afghanistan team towards the Rahim Yar khan cricket affiliation. Afghanistan’s crew was negative, however nabi top-scored for the crew with sixty one runs. During this time Afghanistan did not have their personal cricket tools and had to rely upon shopping for it from Pakistan and India.

In 2006, nabi performed for Afghanistan in a excursion healthy against the Marylebone cricket membership (MCC) in Mumbai, India. he top-scored for Afghanistan with 116 in a large win, and turned into observed with the aid of former English check captain mike Gatting. Nabi turned into then included within the MCC’S young cricketers programme in England. Whilst with the MCC Nabi made his high-quality debut in a excursion in shape against Sri Lanka a in 2007, pinnacle-scoring for his team inside the first innings with 43 runs. Following this he performed home cricket in Pakistan for Pakistan customs.


  • Nabi holds the record for the fastest fifty by an Afghan cricketer in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
  • On 15 March 2018, during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier match against the West Indies, he became the first bowler for Afghanistan to take 100 wickets in One Day Internationals (ODIs).
  • In August 2018, during Afghanistan’s tour of Ireland, he became the first cricketer for Afghanistan to play in 100 ODI matches. It was also the 100th ODI to be played by the Afghanistan cricket team.



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