Junaid Zia
Junaid Zia


Junaid Zia (born December 11, 1983 in Lahore) is a Pakistani cricketer who has played List A cricket for the Pakistan national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. HE is the son of the former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Tauqir Zia.

Name:Junaid Zia
In Urdu:جنید ضیاء
Famous As:Cricketer
Date:11 December 1983
Place:Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
National Side:Pakistan
Team Role:Medium fast bowler
Bowling Style:Right-arm medium-fast
Batting Style:Right-hand bat
Matches:4 ODI, FC 90
Wickets :282 FC
Bowling Average:29.80 FC
Batting Average:19.99 FC
5 wickets in Innings :5W in FC
10 wickets in Match:1 in FC
Runs Scored:2379 in FC
ODI Debut: Pakistan v Bangladesh at Multan, Sep 9, 2003
ODI Last:Pakistan v Bangladesh at Rawalpindi, Sep 18, 2003
T20 Debut :Lahore Eagles v Sialkot Stallions at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006
T20 Last:Bahawalpur Stags v Lahore Lions at Karachi, Sep 25, 2014
First-Class Debut:2002/03
First-Class Last :United Bank Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Islamabad, Nov 26-29, 2012
List A Debut:2000/01
List A Last:Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited v Pakistan Television at Rawalpindi, Jan 27, 2014
Domestic team:Pakistan, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Ravi, Rawalpindi, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited

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Junaid Zia in beard
Junaid first made an impression with his medium-fast bowling in Pakistan’s junior ranks, and was part of the squad which played in the Under-19 World Cup in 2002.

Domestic teams

He has played with Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Pakistan Customs, Habib Bank Limited, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Shalimar, Pakistan A, Pakistan Emerging Players, Pakistan Inv XI, Punjab Stallions, Punjab (P), PCB Reds, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. [1] teams

International Cricket Debut

Unfortunately Zia was initially brought to the public’s attention for all the wrong reasons, as his bowling action was considered by Asoka de Silva to be somewhat suspect. Having honed his bowling skill he made his first international match in 2003-04 against Bangladesh at Multan[2] Debut

Initial Training

Junaid,kamran and younas are practicing
Junaid zia joined the HBL camp held in November 1998. Junaid further said” that was the era of fast bowlers. Unfortunately none of the players from the camp could make it to the international level. I still remember there was a young talented fast bowler from Garrison Academy named Shahrukh who was yard faster then me”. [3] training 

Junaid was recalled

He was recalled to the one-day squad for the home series against Zimbabwe in January 2008 after taking 46 wickets in ten Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches. In just his second match, he finished with impressive figures of 3/21. Two more expensive outings later, Zia was discarded from the team all together. [4] recall  

Amir Sohail praised Junaid Zia

In domestic circles, he is known for his extremely high fitness levels, a fact which came in for much praise from Aamer Sohail, Pakistan’s chief selector, who called Junaid one of the most hard-working cricketers he had ever seen. [5] Sohail  

Batting and fielding averages

List A1098014100559*15.2204290

Bowling average

List A109484343151475/535/5329.355.3432.9610

Career statistics

  1. ODI debut Pakistan v Bangladesh at Multan, Sep 9, 2003 
  2. Last ODI Pakistan v Bangladesh at Rawalpindi, Sep 18, 2003 

  3. First-class debut 2002/03
  4. Last First-class United Bank Limited v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Islamabad, Nov 26-29, 2012 

  5. List A debut 2000/01
  6. Last List A Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited v Pakistan Television at Rawalpindi, Jan 27, 2014 

  7. T20s debut Lahore Eagles v Sialkot Stallions at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 
  8. Last T20s Bahawalpur Stags v Lahore Lions at Karachi, Sep 25, 2014

Matches with domestic teams

Bat & BowlTeamOppositionGroundMatch DateScorecard
14, 0/27Lahore Lionsv StagsKarachi25 Sep 2014T20
1/21Lahore Lionsv DM JamaliKarachi22 Sep 2014T20
8*, 1/13L Eaglesv WolvesRawalpindi11 Feb 2014T20
6, 2/19L Eaglesv P PanthersRawalpindi10 Feb 2014T20
1/18, 3L Eaglesv LeopardsRawalpindi7 Feb 2014T20
2/41ZTBLv Pakistan TVRawalpindi27 Jan 2014LA
2/45, 4ZTBLv National BnkIslamabad11 Jan 2014LA
21, 0/69ZTBLv PIARawalpindi26 Dec 2013LA
2/35, 12*ZTBLv United BankIslamabad18 Dec 2013LA
5/31ZTBLv United BankLahore2 Dec 2013T20