|Posted by anccricket on October 24, 2008 at 1:06 AM|
Full name Mohammad Junaid Khan
Born December 24, 1989, Matra, North-West Frontier Province
Major teams Pakistan, Abbottabad, Abbottabad Rhinos, Pakistan Under-19s
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
At U-19 level Junaid Khan was among of a crop of the most promising young fast bowlers in recent years, alongside Mohammad Amir. Good pace and better stamina and an ability to move the ball around if the conditions are right, Khan finally made it to national contention when he was called up for Pakistan's 2011 World Cup squad as a late replacement for Sohail Tanvir.
Khan is from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and has built up an impressive domestic career with Abbottabad, for whom he debuted in January 2007. The record acquires greater sheen given that Abbottabad are among the weaker sides on the circuit. Those performances have led him to Pakistan A selection, for whom he has been impressive in two series now, never less than when taking nine wickets in a 'Test' against Sri Lanka A in Hambantota in September 2010.