Junaid Khan is a Pakistani international cricketer who bowls left arm fast. He is the first player from Swabi to qualify for the Pakistan national cricket team,and the leg-spinner Yasir Shah, followed his path later on.After an injury to Sohail Tanvir on the eve of the 2011 World Cup, Khan was called up as his replacement, with no experience in international cricket. Khan did not play in the tournament, and later made his ODI debut in April 2011. In June that year Khan represented Lancashire County Cricket Club in English domestic cricket and Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League.
Khan modelled his bowling action on that of fellow left-arm fast-bowler Wasim Akram. He was also influenced by watched clips of Imran Khan bowling.In his own words, Khan is “a line and length bowler” and he believes that “if you try to be accurate and you bowl a tight line the wickets will follow.” According to Khan, he usually bowls around 140 to 142 km/h (87 to 88 mph).He has the ability to swing the ball into and away from batsmen.Khan stated that during his time with Lancashire County Cricket Club he learned how to bowl a yorker and how to use swing and seam.