Junaid Khan was born on 24 December 1989 in Sawabi District is a Pakistani international cricketer who bowls left arm fast. He is the first player from Sawabi to qualify for the Pakistan national cricket team. Initially, he played with tape-ball. At 16 years age Junaid Khan was measured as the fastest bowler in the NWFP Twenty/20 competition. Junaid Khan said, "Some of my team mates suggested that I should go for the Under 17 trials Abbottabad. I was in two minds but afterwards I was relieved that I attended the trials, as Ehteshamuddin spotted me and told me that I had potential and that I should go to Lahore"
He made his ODI debut in April 2011. In June that year Khan represented Lancashire County Cricket Club in English domestic cricket.
Khan modeled 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.
Junaid Khan got married in February 2015.