Who is Jahandad Khan? Young Talent Fiery Cameo at PSL 9

Have you ever heard of the Pakistani Young cricketer Jahandad Khan? The 20-year-old all-rounder playing for Lahore Qalandars in the 9th season of PSL 2024 created a sensation.

On 19th February 2024 (Monday), Jahandad Khan made his debut in PSL 2024with his fiery cameo scored a quick-fire 45 runs from 17 balls (including 3 fours and 4 sixes) propelling his team to post a total of 187-7 in 20 overs against Quetta Gladiators. Though his team lost against the Gladiators, Jahandad gained huge popularity after that match.

However, the 20-year-old- cricketer wasn’t able to deliver a similar performance in his next matches against these opposition teams:

  • Multan Sultans: 16 runs from 9 balls (including 1 six) and 0 from 1 ball
  • Karachi Kings: 12 runs from 9 balls (including 1 six)
  • Peshawar Zalmi: 13 runs from 9 balls ( including 3 fours)

Also, the defending champions Lahore Qalandars became the first team to get eliminated from the PSL 2024 tournament following the abandoned match against Peshawar Zalmi.

Nevertheless, Jahandad Khan became a noted all-rounder by contributing with a decent bowling performance in PSL 2024 against these teams:

  • Islamabad United (17th February): 39-0 in 4 overs.
  • Quetta Gladiators (19th February): 22-0 in 2 overs
  • Multan Sultans (21st February 2024): 10-0 in over
  • Karachi Kings (24th February): 44-1 in 4 overs
  • Peshawar Zalmi (25th February): 22-1 in 2 overs
  • Multan Sultans (27th February): 35-0 in 3 overs

It would be interesting to know, who is Jahandad Khan, his rise into the cricketing world as well as his best records and stats in List A and First Class cricket.

Who is Jahandad Khan? A Short Biography of the rising talented cricketer

Jahandad Khan– The rising star of the Lahore Qalandars and uncapped player of the Pakistan National Cricket Team became one of the well-known young talented players of PSL 2024 in recent times.

The left-handed batsman cum medium pacer was born on 16th June 2003 in Rawalpindi. However, his family details aren’t officially available from any sources. The Islamic cricketer made his first-class debut against Karachi from 10th to 13th October 2023.

Later, Jahandad Khan made his List A debut against FATA at Abbottabad on 1st November 2023.

Similarly, he made his T20 debut on 24th November 2023 representing Rawalpindi. In his first T20 match against Abbottabad, Jahandad Khan scored 11 runs from 7 balls (including 1 six). Also, he took a wicket by giving 36 runs in 4 overs.

Jahandad Khan Stats and Records

Here are the stats and records of Jahandad Khan in List A, T20s and First class cricket:

List A:

Out of 7 matches in List A, Jahandad Khan scored 53 runs in 4 innings. But, his best score includes only 24 runs. He maintains an average of 17.66 with a strike rate of 103.92.

As a medium-fast bowler, Jahandad Khan picked up 12 wickets in 7 innings by conceding 370 runs. It includes his best bowling figures of 3-39 with an economy of 6.23.

T20s:

Khan registered his best T20 score of 45 runs in PSL 2024 against Quetta Gladiators. He played 16 matches in T20s and scored 152 runs in 13 innings. It includes an average of 16.88 and a strike rate of 190.0.

Mainly, he maintains an impressive record with his pace bowling techniques. Jahandad Khan took 15 wickets in 16 innings with his best bowling figures of 3-37 with an economy of 9.50.

First Class Cricket:

In first-class cricket, Jahandad Khan played 5 matches. He scored 157 in 10 innings. It consists of his highest score of 67 runs with an average of 15.70 and a strike rate of 84.40.

But, his pace bowling strategies were exceptional as he grabbed 21 wickets in 10 innings by conceding 535 runs.

Jahandad Khan’s 7-65 is the best bowling figure in a first-class innings, whereas it is 9-139 in an entire match with an economy rate of 3.85.

Overall Facts

Many fans believe that Jahandad Khan could become the next Shahid Afridi of the Pakistan National Cricket Team. However, it would not seem relevant to make a comparison of an uncapped player to an experienced cricketer at the early stages of his career.

His power-hitting abilities as a middle-order batsman could make him a perfect all-rounder for the next T20 World Cup. If Jahandad Khan tries to make another impressive performance in the remaining three matches for Lahore Qalandars in the ongoing 9th season of the Pakistan Super League, there are possibilities that he can make his international debut soon.

Finally, all cricket enthusiasts predict Jahandad Khan’s future contributions to cricket, both domestic and international levels, as they witness his improving skills with every match he plays. As Rawalpindi is a city well known for producing talented cricketers, it remains to be seen if Jahandad Khan will carry the legacy of excellence in the upcoming matches of his career

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