List of Afghanistan T20I cricketers

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Since their first match in 2010, twenty four players have represented the Afghanistan national cricket team in twenty one Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.[1] A Twenty20 International is an international cricket match between two representative teams, each having T20I status, as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC), and is played under the rules of Twenty20 cricket.[2]

The Afghanistan Cricket Federation was formed in 1995, but cricket was banned by the Taliban until 2000.[3][4] When the ban was lifted, the team experienced a "meteoric rise through international cricket".[5] They were admitted to the ICC as an affiliate member in 2001, and in 2006 played and beat the Marylebone Cricket Club in Mumbai. Later in 2006 they toured England, winning six out of seven matches against county second XI teams.[6] Their first T20I was the second match of the Sri Lanka Associates T20 Series against Ireland, which they lost by five wickets.[7]

In total, Afghanistan have played twenty one T20Is.[7] Five Afghan players have taken part in all fifteen matches: Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shenwari and captain Nawroz Mangal.[8] Mohammad Shahzad, who has played in all of the country's T20I fixtures, is the leading run-scorer with 587 runs.[9] His score of 77, made against Ireland in 2012, is the highest total by an Afghan batsman in T20I cricket.[10] Raees Ahmadzai has the highest batting average of 30.33.[11] Hameed Hasan has claimed more wickets in T20I matches than any other Afghan, having taken 22.[12]

This list includes all players who have played at least one T20I match and is initially arranged in the order of debut appearance. Where more than one player won their first caps in the same match, those players are initially listed alphabetically by their last name at the time of debut.

Key[edit]

General

  • double-dagger – Captain
  • dagger – Wicket-keeper
  • First – Year of debut
  • Last – Year of latest game
  • Mat – Number of matches played

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

T20I cricketers[edit]

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Afghanistan T20I cricketers
General Batting Bowling Fielding Note/s
No. Name[1] First Last Mat Inn NO Runs HS 100 50 Avg Balls Wkt BBI Ave Ca St
01 Dawlat Ahmadzai 2010 2010 2 1 1 2 2* 0 0 24 2 1/21 23.00 0 0 [14]
02 Raees Ahmadzai 2010 2010 8 6 3 91 33* 0 0 30.33 0  – 2 0 [15]
03 Hameed Hassan 2010 2013 13 8 5 46 22 0 0 15.33 283 22 4/20 13.13 1 0 [16]
04 Nawroz Mangal double-dagger 2010 2013 21 21 2 282 36 0 0 14.84 60 4 3/23 20.00 11 0 [17]
05 Mohammad Nabi 2010 2013 21 19 1 243 46 0 0 13.50 432 17 3/23 30.76 11 0 [18]
06 Karim Sadiq 2010 2013 21 21 0 277 42 0 0 13.19 306 12 3/17 27.41 3 0 [19]
07 Shafiqullah 2010 2013 9 9 0 62 23 0 0 6.88 0  – 1 0 [20]
08 Mohammad Shahzad dagger 2010 2013 21 21 1 587 77 0 4 29.35 0  – 11 6 [21]
09 Samiullah Shenwari 2010 2013 21 20 5 263 61 0 1 17.53 352 20 5/13 16.80 5 0 [22]
10 Asghar Stanikzai 2010 2013 10 8 0 133 43 0 0 16.62 0  – 0 0 [23]
11 Shapoor Zadran 2010 2013 17 8 4 1024 13 0 0 6.00 300 15 2/21 23.93 4 0 [24]
12 Noor Ali 2010 2013 10 10 1 269 50 0 2 29.88 0  – 2 0 [13]
13 Mirwais Ashraf 2010 2013 16 14 4 124 28* 0 0 12.40 194 5 2/6 43.00 5 0 [25]
14 Dawlat Zadran 2012 2013 8 5 1 16 8 0 0 4.00 185 10 3/21 22.60 2 0 [26]
15 Gulbodin Naib 2012 2013 11 10 1 168 44 0 0 18.66 18 0  – 4 0 [27]
16 Izatullah Dawlatzai 2012 2012 4 1 1 0 0* 0 0 72 6 3/33 22.33 1 0 [28]
17 Javed Ahmadi 2012 2012 2 1 0 6 6 0 0 6  –  – 0 0 [29]
18 Shabir Noori 2012 2012 1 1 0 15 15 0 0 15  –  – 0 0 [30]
19 Zamir Khan 2012 2012 1 0 0 0 0 24 1 1/26 26.00 0 0 [31]
20 Aftab Alam 2012 2013 3 1 1 1 1* 0 0 33.33 65 3 2/34 28.00 0 0 [32]
21 Najibullah Zadran 2012 2013 6 5 0 99 38 0 0 19.50 0  – 0 0 [33]
22 Hamza Hotak 2013 2013 8 3 2 5 3* 0 0 5.00 137 7 3/39 22.00 0 0 [34]
23 Hashmatullah Shaidi 2013 2013 1 1 1 1 1* 0 0 - 0  – 0 0 [35]
24 Afsar Zazai 2013 2013 1 1 0 9 9 0 0 9.00 0  – 0 1 [36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Afghanistan Players by Caps". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "ICC Classification of Official Cricket" (PDF). International Cricket Council (ICC). March 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, Rory (May 18, 2001). "Afghan applause just isn't cricket". The Guardian (London: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Pasarly, Emal (February 25, 2010). "Heroes' welcome for Afghan Twenty20 cricket team". BBC News. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ Farmer, Ben (April 2, 2009). "Afghan cricket team one step closer to qualifying for World Cup". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Scott-Elliot, Robin (February 11, 2010). "'Cricket is vital, it can bring peace to Afghanistan'". The Independent (London: Independent Print Limited). Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Statsguru – Afghanistan – Twenty20 Internationals – Team analysis". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Most matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Highest averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Player Profile: Noor Ali Zadran". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Player Profile: Dawlat Ahmadzai". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Player Profile: Raees Ahmadzai". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Player Profile: Hamid Hassan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Player Profile: Nawroz Mangal". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Player Profile: Mohammad Nabi". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Player Profile: Karim Sadiq". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Player Profile: Shafiqullah". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Player Profile: Mohammad Shahzad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Player Profile: Samiullah Shenwari". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Player Profile: Asghar Stanikzai". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Player Profile: Shapoor Zadran". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Player Profile: Mirwais Ashraf". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Player Profile: Dawlat Zadran". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Player Profile: Gulbodin Naib". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Player Profile: Izatullah Dawlatzai". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Player Profile: Javed Ahmadi". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Player Profile: Shabir Noori". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Player Profile: Zamir Khan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Player Profile: Aftab Alam". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  33. ^ "Players / Afghanistan / Najibullah Zadran". EPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "Players / Afghanistan / Hamza Hotak". EPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  35. ^ "Players / Afghanistan / Hashmatullah Shaidi". EPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  36. ^ "Players / Afghanistan / Afsar Zazai". Retrieved 11 December 2013.