- D.O.B.: 10/05/1992
- Player Type: Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Pakistani
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
- Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
- Current teams: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Quaid-e-Azam Trophy)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Rehan Afridi is an experienced First Class Wicket-Keeper Batsman from Pakistan. A patient Right-hander, Rehan is a middle-order Batsman that is playing for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the re-modelled Pakistan Domestic system that saw a massive reduction in the number of Elite level teams from 16 teams down to just 6. Rehan, previously contracted to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) joined Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the new era of Pakistan First Class cricket.
Starting his representative career as a 14 year old having been selected for FATA for the 2006 Inter-District U19 tournament, Rehan also represented Abbottabad in the next level up, the Inter-Regional in season 2007-08. At just 15 when the tournament started, he would outscore current Pakistan Internationals, Shan Masood & Haris Sohail. This outstanding performance had him earmarked and he would make his First Class debut in season 2008-09, at just 16.
Rehan has gone on to become a fairly regular feature in the domestic game, clocking up over 80 appearances across all formats since his debut. By far his most productive period was the seasons 2013-14 & 2014-15, scoring 1,113 runs @ 53.00 in First Class cricket. Rehan is also an ECB Level 2 coach.
Rehan ventured to the UK for the first time in 2019, joining Delph & Dobcross CC in the Huddersfield Premier League as the Premier League regulars finished mid-table. Rehan struggled to really get going in his first season abroad, scoring 480 league runs @ 34.29. In season 2020-21, Rehan was the wicket-keeper of the year in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy with 35 dismissals in 11 matches to go with 561 runs @ 31.16 with a best of 127. He was invited to the National team High Performance camp in March 2021 off the back of this breakout season. Rehan was rewarded with a National Contract ahead of the 2021-22 season.
In summer 2021, Rehan joined Bonds Glen CC in the North West Cricket Union competition, scoring 455 runs @ 41.36 and complimented this with 18 wickets @ 23.15, which was a good return for a player more accustomed to being being the stumps. He carried his good form home with him, hitting 31 & a vital 79 (110) to set an unassailable lead in the Quaid-e-Azam Final as Khyber lifted the trophy in late December 2021.
Seeking to return to the UK next summer, Rehan will be a good pick up for a club seeking a talented Middle Order Batsman that is also an outstanding keeper and capable Off-Spinner for next season.
|Bonds Glen CC||2021||15||14||455|
|Khyber Pakhtunkwa (First Class)||2020-21||11||19||561|
|Khyber Pakhtunkwa (First Class)||2019-20||8||10||288|
|Delph & Dobcross CC||2019||33||23||567|