Zafar Gohar is a Pakistani bowler who made his ODI debut for Pakistani squad against England on 17th November 2015. In 2019, his name was added in the squad of Central Punjab for 2019 to 2020 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. Seeing the final results, he declared as ‘player of the tournament.’ Central Punjab retained him for domestic season 2020-2021. This article has all the information about him, including Zafar Gohar Biography.
|In Urdu:||ظفر گوہر|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|ODI debut (cap 208):||17 November 2015 v England|
|2016–2017 :||Lahore Qalandars (squad no. 88)|
|2018 :||Islamabad United (squad no. 88)|
|Only ODI:||England v Pakistan|
|Date:||17 Nov 2015|
|PSl 2018 Team Player:||United Islamabad|
|Date:||2 Jan 1995|
|Place:||Lahore Punjab Pakistan|
|Bowling Style:||Left Arm orthodox|
|Batting Style:||Left handed|
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Zafar Gohar Biography
Zafar has been a dynamic player in all forms in Pakistan’s domestic circuit. He is not only a genuine wicket-taker but also has the potential to adapt to the variations of any specified format. Besides bowling skills, he’s a capable batsman who could use a long-handle when required.
All of this makes Gohar a full package and perfect sportsman, be it for the red ball or white-ball cricket. Taking into consideration the list of spinners having batting skills in Pakistan, competition is expected to be difficult. Still, he has everything that it requires to be an unbeatable competitive.
Zafar Date of Birth
He was born on 2nd January 1995 in Lahore, Pakistan.
A slow left-handed orthodox, he has risen in the ranks by serving Pakistan at each age range level to catch the attention of national selectors.
Under-19 Cricket Career
He played under 19 World Cups for his country in 2012 & 2014. However, four wickets out of five matches in the edition 2012 and eight wickets in edition 2014 still weren’t sufficient enough to earn Gohar an automatic inclusion to the national squad. He was further groomed and eventually managed to make his ODI debut against England in 2015.
Failed to Avail Opportunity
He might have his 1st test match on the same trip, there he got to play his 1st ODI, but sources say he kept sleeping as officials of PCB attempted to call him after the injury of Yasir Shah. After that, he didn’t get an opportunity to represent Pakistan, but he’s undoubtedly on the selector’s radar as he’s perceived a long-term potential by many.
He smoothly moved from the Under-Fifteen to the Under-Nineteen, and eventually got a domestic deal with ZTBL (Zarat Taraqiati Bank Ltd) a biggest departmental team. He captained this team and later earned a chance to perform in the senior squad. Then he played for Pakistan State Bank and, in 2015 SSGC (Sui Southern Gas Corporation) roped him for the whole season.
Performance in Under-Fifteen World Championship
He played his club cricket’s considerable part in the northern side of town. He got hired to the Cricket Academy of Shafqat Rana, which then provided him entrance to the Under-fifteen circuit. Zafar was picked for Under-fifteen World Championship in 2008 in West Indies and took ten wickets at ‘17.10.’