Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team

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Afghanistan
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Captain: Shir Mohammad Shirzai
Coach: Kabir Khan (cricketer)
Founded: 2009

The Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team (Pashto: د افغانستان ۱۹ کلنو لوبډله) represents the country of Afghanistan in U-19 international cricket.

Afghanistan finished second in the 2009 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which was held in Canada. The team gained victories over the Under-19 teams of Sierra Leone, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, the United States, Uganda, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea. The team lost just two matches to Ireland and Canada. Afghanistan have finished fourth in 2011 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which gained them qualification to 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

History[edit]

The team played in the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. Afghanistan were drawn in Group A, where they played against the U-19 teams of England, Hong Kong and India.

Afghanistan played in the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. They played against Pakistan, New Zealand & Scotland.

Afghanistan had qualified for 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. They were drawn against Australia, Bangladesh & Namibia in group B in they beat and qualified for Super league where they lost of South Africa. They finished tournament of high by securing 7th position.

Current squad[edit]

The Afghanistan U-19 Cricket Team:

Player Date of Birth Batting Bowling style
Nasir Jamal (c) (1993-12-21)21 December 1993 (aged 20) Right Right-arm leg break
Abdullah Adil Right Right-arm medium
Fareed Ahmad (1994-08-10)10 August 1994 (aged 19) Left Left-arm fast-medium
Hashmatullah Shaidi (1994-11-04)4 November 1994 (aged 19) Left Right-arm off break
Ihsanullah (1997-10-28)28 October 1997 (aged 16) Right
Mohammad Mujtaba (1995-12-01)1 December 1995 (aged 18) Left Slow left-arm orthodox
Munir Ahmad (wk) (1996-02-01)1 February 1996 (aged 18) Right
Muslim Musa (1997-01-15)15 January 1997 (aged 17) Right Right-arm medium
Sayed Shirzad (1994-10-01)1 October 1994 (aged 19) Left Left-arm medium
Shahidullah (1999-02-06)6 February 1999 (aged 15) Left Right-arm off break
Sharafuddin Ashraf (1995-02-10)10 February 1995 (aged 19) Left Slow left-arm orthodox
Usman Ghani (1996-11-20)20 November 1996 (aged 17) Right
Waheedullah Shafaq (1997-01-02)2 January 1997 (aged 17) Right
Younas Ahmadzai (1995-11-16)16 November 1995 (aged 18) Right
Zia-ur-Rehman (1997-12-30)30 December 1997 (aged 16) Right Slow left-arm orthodox

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