Mohammad Irfan Jnr2022-03-23T13:39:46+00:00

Mohammad Irfan Jnr

Date of Birth 15/05/1995
Age 27
NationalityPakistani
Player Status Unavailable
Playing Role Bowler (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Fast Medium
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Pakistan A, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, WAPDA, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Southern Punjab, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Rawalakot Hawks
Coaching Qualifications CA Level 1

Muhammad Irfan Jnr is a towering fast bowler, known for his unorthodox bowling action and kabaddi-style wicket celebration.

In a somewhat controversial decision, the 6'6 pacer recently decided to retire from Pakistani domestic at the tender age of 25 in favour of playing Grade cricket in Australia.

Irfan Jr, who has appeared in three Pakistan Super League editions for three different teams, cited his non-selection for Southern Punjab as the main reason behind his decision.

During his domestic career, the right-arm quick featured for numerous domestic sides, most notably PSL Franchises Lahore Qalanders (2017), Karachi Kings (2018), and Quetta Gladiators (2019).

Over the years, Irfan generated national interest courtesy of his unique bowling action and wicket-taking exploits. He finished inside the top 5 wicket-takers in the National T20 Cup competitions in both 2017/18 (10 wickets at 15.10) and 2018/19 (15 wickets at 9.86), which culminated with Pakistan A inclusion. He played against the touring New Zealand A and England Lions teams in Oct/Nov 2018 and impressed.

Irfan was a stand-out in all domestic formats – 80 wickets at 23.65 in first-class, and 43 wickets at 22.04 in T20, lay evidence to that. Whilst known for his bowling, Irfan is a capable, and often hard-hitting, lower-order batter who boasts the highest score of 106 in domestic cricket.

The talented Pakistani prospect has also impressed abroad, during stints in England (2018, 2021) and Australia (2019/20). During his maiden UK season, he played alongside Monty Panesar for Essex Premier League club Hornchurch. Despite his shortened stint, he picked up 23 wickets at 15.13 (and hit 248 runs at 24.80) in his 11 Essex League (Premier Division) games, amongst his 36 wickets at 12.78 for the club, in league and cup cricket.

More recently, Irfan has spent time plying his trade in the Sydney Grade Competition for Western Suburbs – home to former Australian skipper, Michael Clarke, where he has continued to earn rave reviews and built his growing reputation. Despite playing only 8 matches, the Pakistani quick finished amongst the leading wicket-takers with 41 wickets at 12.12, to include best figures of 7-44 and a hatrick, en-route to a 10-wicket match haul against Manly-Warringah.

Irfan was set to return to Hornchurch for a second UK stint in 2020 before COVID-19 struck, so the club was swift to defer to 2021. He impressed on his return, bagging another 30 wickets at 15.33, before returning home early for family reasons.

The Pakistani quick is eager to return to Northern shores once again in 2022, but needs to complete his Safeguarding and ECB Health and Safety modules prior to doing so.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Hornchurch (2021) 16 15 3 359 69* 29.92 132.4 460 30 4/18 15.33
Western Suburbs (2019/20) 8 5 1 67 48 16.76 182.4 497 41 7/44 12.12
Hornchurch (2018) 15 14 0 324 57 23.14 141.3 460 36 5/40 12.78
Date of Birth 15/05/1995
Age 27
NationalityPakistani
Player StatusUnavailable
Playing RoleBowler (Seam)
Player Status Unavailable
Bowling Style RA Fast Medium
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Pakistan A, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, WAPDA, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Southern Punjab, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Rawalakot Hawks
Coaching Qualifications CA Level 1

Muhammad Irfan Jnr is a towering fast bowler, known for his unorthodox bowling action and kabaddi-style wicket celebration.

In a somewhat controversial decision, the 6'6 pacer recently decided to retire from Pakistani domestic at the tender age of 25 in favour of playing Grade cricket in Australia.

Irfan Jr, who has appeared in three Pakistan Super League editions for three different teams, cited his non-selection for Southern Punjab as the main reason behind his decision.

During his domestic career, the right-arm quick featured for numerous domestic sides, most notably PSL Franchises Lahore Qalanders (2017), Karachi Kings (2018), and Quetta Gladiators (2019).

Over the years, Irfan generated national interest courtesy of his unique bowling action and wicket-taking exploits. He finished inside the top 5 wicket-takers in the National T20 Cup competitions in both 2017/18 (10 wickets at 15.10) and 2018/19 (15 wickets at 9.86), which culminated with Pakistan A inclusion. He played against the touring New Zealand A and England Lions teams in Oct/Nov 2018 and impressed.

Irfan was a stand-out in all domestic formats – 80 wickets at 23.65 in first-class, and 43 wickets at 22.04 in T20, lay evidence to that. Whilst known for his bowling, Irfan is a capable, and often hard-hitting, lower-order batter who boasts the highest score of 106 in domestic cricket.

The talented Pakistani prospect has also impressed abroad, during stints in England (2018, 2021) and Australia (2019/20). During his maiden UK season, he played alongside Monty Panesar for Essex Premier League club Hornchurch. Despite his shortened stint, he picked up 23 wickets at 15.13 (and hit 248 runs at 24.80) in his 11 Essex League (Premier Division) games, amongst his 36 wickets at 12.78 for the club, in league and cup cricket.

More recently, Irfan has spent time plying his trade in the Sydney Grade Competition for Western Suburbs – home to former Australian skipper, Michael Clarke, where he has continued to earn rave reviews and built his growing reputation. Despite playing only 8 matches, the Pakistani quick finished amongst the leading wicket-takers with 41 wickets at 12.12, to include best figures of 7-44 and a hatrick, en-route to a 10-wicket match haul against Manly-Warringah.

Irfan was set to return to Hornchurch for a second UK stint in 2020 before COVID-19 struck, so the club was swift to defer to 2021. He impressed on his return, bagging another 30 wickets at 15.33, before returning home early for family reasons.

The Pakistani quick is eager to return to Northern shores once again in 2022, but needs to complete his Safeguarding and ECB Health and Safety modules prior to doing so.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Hornchurch (2021) 16 15 3 359 69* 29.92 132.4 460 30 4/18 15.33
Western Suburbs (2019/20) 8 5 1 67 48 16.76 182.4 497 41 7/44 12.12
Hornchurch (2018) 15 14 0 324 57 23.14 141.3 460 36 5/40 12.78
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