Rahmanullah Gurbaz Wife, Age, Height, Teams, Jersey Number

Published on: Aug 26, 2022 11:16 am IST|Updated on: May 22, 2024 5:54 pm IST

Afghanistan cricketer Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a talented wicketkeeper-batter from Afghanistan. He opens the batting for Afghanistan cricket team and in T20 leagues across the world.

Date of birth 28 November 2001
Height 6 ft
Wife Not Married
Jersey Number 21

Gurbaz’s father is from Pakistan, and his mother is from Afghanistan. He has an elder brother, Masood Gurbaz, who has represented Khost Province.

Meet Rahmanullah Gurbaz, talented wicketkeeper-batter from Afghanistan

Gurbaz comes from a humble middle-class background and was a football player during childhood. He got into cricket when he met Afghanistan cricketers Nawroz Mangal and Noor Ali Zadran, who visited his village, Khost.

Gurbaz was inspired by the reception and the fan following the cricketers had. This influenced him to pick up the sport. He began with gully cricket and played hard-ball matches before joining Mohammad Khan Zadran Club.

Gurbaz’s parents weren’t initially supportive of his goal.  Therefore, he worked on a construction site for a daily wage without his family’s knowledge to gather money for his first sporting kit. When his brother found out about it, his family got into a fight, but they eventually came around. 

Gurbaz then attended trials with the Khost Province and went on to represent their Under-17 and Under-19 sides. 

He made his List-A debut with Afghanistan A team when they toured Zimbabwe to take on their ‘A’ side in January 2017. His T20 debut came in the 2017 Shpageeza Cricket League, where he played for Mis Ainak Knights. 

Gurbaz was one of the two wicket-keepers named in Afghanistan’s 2018 U19 World Cup squad. He ended the tournament with 134 runs from 5 matches. 

Gurbaz was then named in Afghanistan’s T20I squad for the 2019–20 Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series which also featured Zimbabwe. He debuted against Zimbabwe in September 2019. 

Gurbaz made an impact in the 2018/19 U19 Asia Cup, where he ended as the leading run-scorer with 177 runs. This performance helped him to gain a contract with Khulna Tigers for the 2018/19 Bangladesh Premier League. 

He then signed up with Barbados Tridents in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League. In 2021, He represented Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League, and for the next season, he was signed up by Islamabad United. 

Gurbaz made his ODI debut in January 2021 against Ireland, scoring 127 runs.  He became the 1st Afghanistan cricketer to score a century on their ODI debut. He was a part of Afghanistan’s 2021 T20I World Cup Squad as well.

In 2022, Gurbaz represented Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League. Gurbaz was also a part of IPL 2022, where he was named as the replacement for Jason Roy in the Gujarat Titans team, the eventual champions.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz Wife

There is not much information available regarding his personal profile but Gurbaz is reportedly single and is not dating anyone at the moment.

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