Junaid Khan

Junaid Khan is one of the more experienced players in the Pakistan squad having made more than 100 international appearances across cricket's three formats


Born: December 24, 1989

Role: Right-hand bat, left-arm fast

Khan's ODI career began when he was called up for the 2011 World Cup. However, the youngster did not play a single game as they lost to eventual champions India in the semi-finals.

The left-arm fast bowler eventually made his debut against the West Indies in April that year. He finished his maiden series with three wickets from five matches, and remained a regular in the team until he was dropped in May 2015. 

He made his comeback in early 2017 ahead of the Champions Trophy, where he was part of his nation’s triumphant squad. He claimed eight wickets in the tournament – a tally only bettered by compatriot Hasan Ali and Australia’s Josh Hazlewood. 

However, Khan’s recent form has been poor. He was expensive in the ODI series against Australia, picking up a wicket every 58.50 runs.

Khan does have experience of playing county cricket, appearing for Lancashire – in three separate spells – and Middlesex. His best domestic performance in England came in 2011, when he took 4-29 against the now defunct Unicorns.

With his county and international experience, Khan will be well equipped to succeed in England. Along with Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain, the 29-year-old will be part of a formidable Pakistan pace attack this summer.


Shaheen Shah Afridi

Sarfraz Ahmed

Abid Ali

Hasan Ali

Faheem Ashraf

Babar Azam

Mohammad Hafeez


Mohammad Hasnain

Junaid Khan

Shadab Khan

Shoaib Malik

Haris Sohail

Imad Wasim

Fakhar Zaman



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