Mohammad Nabi is one of the best cricketers that Afghanistan ever produced. Afghanistan have played 158 ODIs and he has played in 153 of those. He is called the President. He is an all rounder but bowling is his strong suit. He has made 3194 runs in 153 ODIs and he has an average of 26.67. He also has 1 hundred in ODI Cricket. He has also played 109 T20Is for Afghanistan and in these Matches he has made 1825 runs with 5 Half centuries. In the 153 ODIs he has played he has taken 157 Wickets and he has 4 Four Wicket Hauls. He has also taken 87 Wickets in T20Is.
Let’s look at the Top 5 Best Performances of Mohammad Nabi
1) 116 vs Zimbabwe (2015)
This is his best batting performance in international cricket and the only hundred he has scored in his international career. This was In an ODI Match against Zimbabwe. Afghanistan were batting first and Nabi was at his destruction best as he demolished the Zimbabwe bowling. He smashed 3 fours and 6 sixes in this innings meaning 48 runs In boundaries. He ran for almost 70 runs in this innings and yet he had a strike rate of 96. He took 121 balls to make 116 and Afghanistan won this match by 58 runs.
2) 4/31 vs Canada (2011)
One of his best bowling performances in ODI Cricket was against Canada early in his career. He was a young player back then and Canada were batting first in this match. He bowled 9.5 overs in this match and he took 4 important wickets at just 31 runs. He has an economy rate of 3 runs per over. This was the first time the world saw that he was a proper all rounder who can win matches with the ball as well. Afghanistan won this match by 2 wickets.
3) 89* vs Ireland (2017)
This was one of the greatest T20I innings that an Afghanistan batter has ever played in the shortest format of the sport. This was an unbeaten 89 runs which he made from just 30 balls. He had a mind boggling strike rate of 297 in this Innings. He absolutely smashed 6 fours and 9 sixes In this innings meaning 78 runs out of the 89 in boundaries. Afghanistan made a massive 233 from 20 overs and they won the match by 28 runs.
4) 4/10 vs Ireland (2017)
His best bowling performance was also against Ireland in the shortest format. He absolutely decimated Ireland, first with the bat and this time with ball in hand. He only Bowled 2.2 overs in this match and he took 4 wickets for 10 runs. This was truly a sensational spell of spin bowling. Afghanistan won this match by a whopping 10 wickets which is a rarity in T20IS. Mohammad Nabi was becoming a legend in world cricket.
5) 3/56 vs Bangladesh (2019)
This was his best bowling performance in a Test Match which was against a full test playing Nation. Mohammad Nabi only played a couple of test matches but this one against Bangladesh was special. His 3/56 was during the first batting innings of Bangladesh where he bowled 24 overs and picked up 3 wickets for 56 runs which was under 3 runs per over. He was at his best and he even took 1 wicket in the second innings and Afghanistan won this test match by a big margin of 224 runs.
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