Saad Bin Zafar is a well-known Pakistani-born Cricketer who plays for Canada on the Canadian team. Zafar primarily plays as an allrounder player who bats left-handed and is a Left-arm orthodox spin bowler. 

Since 2008, Zafar has played for the Canadian team and holds several records in the T20.

Quick Info
Full NameSaad Bin Zafar
Date of BirthNovember 10, 1986
Birth PlaceGujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Age35 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Marital StatusSingle
Net Worthmore than $200,000
RoleAll Rounder
BowlingSlow left arm orthodox

Zafar’s Early life and Background

Born on November 10, 1986, Saad Bin Zafar hails from Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. Zafar holds Canadian nationality and comes from a Pakistani background. His Zodiac sign is Scorpio

Zafar started playing cricket at the age of 10 with his friends. Later on, he was selected by his school’s sports teacher for the junior school cricket team. Zafar showed interest in cricket from early on, which led him to play for the Overseas Cricket club in Premier Division in 2004.

In August 2015, in Scarborough Cricket League Premier Division, he scored a 262 not out in a 50 over the game.

Unfortunately, Zafar has not shared information regarding his parents and siblings; however, they did migrate to Canada from Pakistan.

Saad Bin Zafar
Image source: Zafar’s Instagram

Zafar Physical Measurements

The Pakistani-born cricketer is 35 years old as of 2021. Unfortunately, Saad Bin Zafar’s physical stats are unavailable. However, regarding his body type, from his posts, we can see he has an athletic body figure and has maintained it.

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Zafar Career

Domestic Career

Saad Bin Zafar was the lead wicket-taker for his team in the 2016-17 Regional Super50. In 2018, Zafar was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the player’s draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament making him the second player to be selected in the draft after Nikhil Dutta. In the finals of the Global T20, Saad Bin Zafar became the man of the match as he collected eight fours and three sixes in his unbeaten 48-ball stay for 79 runs.

In a match against the Montreal Tigers, Zafar took wickets of Sikandar Raza, George Worker, and Najibullah Zadran on duck. He won a partnership with Chadwick Walton after taking 2/22 in 3.5 overs and scoring an unbeaten 12 in 47-run.

In September 2018, he played as a replacement player for Bangladesh’s allrounder. He was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights and became the lead wicket-taker the following year.

The same year, Zafar was named in the Inaugural Edition of the Euro T20 Slam, later canceled. 

In the December of 2019, he played for the Falcon Hunters and was the fifth lead wicket-taker of the season. In 2020, Zafar was traded to the Michigan Cricket Stars after being added to the Houston Hurricanes squad.

Even in the Michigan Cricket Stars, he was the most economical bowler with a 5.7 economy rate and took 14 wickets from 12 matches.

International Career 

On July 4, 2008, Saad Bin Zafar made his international debut against Bermuda. In his first match, he took four wickets, including Bermuda’s Captains. In 2010, Zafar made his T20 debut against UAE in the 9th match after being named in Canada’s Squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.

Zafar continued with his performances and was named in the Canada squad for the 2015 ICC World 20-20 Qualifier in June 2015. Zafar bowled with a 6.23 economy rate from matches, becoming Canada’s most economical bowler.

In January 2018, he was selected for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament. He was also named in Canada’s Squad for the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Americas Qualifier tournament.

Saad Bin Zafar
Image source: Zafar’s Instagram

The following year, Canada named him to the Squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia. Zafar became the leading wicket-taker for Canada with eleven dismissals in six matches.

On August 18, 2019, Zafar made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against the Cayman Islands. Zafar was selected for the 2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament the following month. He became the most economical bowler for Canada, with an economy rate of 3.50 from 5 matches.

Saad Bin Zafar was the leading wicket-taker for Canada in the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers, with nine dismissals in five matches. In the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifies, he was a part of Canada’s Squad, and on November 14, Zafar became the first bowler to bowl four overs in a T20I match without conceding a run against Panama.

Zafar Relationship

Saad Bin Zafar is not in a relationship as of 2021. He has yet to share his information about his love life in his socials. Still, Zafar has kept his private life behind the cameras. As we think, he is mainly focused on his career right now.

Saad Bin Zafar
Image source: Zafar’s Instagram

Zafar Net Worth

Zafar has played cricket for a while, and his primary source of income is his profession as a cricketer. Also, he earns extra from various tournaments. Online sources claim Canadian players make more than $100,000 per year.

According to online sources, Saad Bin Zafar has an estimated net worth of more than $200,000

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Zafar Social Media

Saad Bin Zafar is active on socials. Zafar goes by the account name @saadzafar on Instagram with 31.8k followers and is also available on Facebook, and Twitter.

The cricketer is quite fond of cars and bikes. He also owns a white Lamborghini, which he often showcases on his Instagram.

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