|Born||23 March 1998|
|Bowling||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|ODI debut (cap 44)||27 August 2018 v Ireland|
|Last ODI||15 June 2019 v South Africa|
|T20I debut (cap 35)||16 December 2016 v UAE|
|Last T20I||24 February 2019 v Ireland|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 15 June 2019
Hazratullah Zazai (Pashto: حضرت الله ځاځی; born 23 March 1998) is an Afghan cricketer. He made his international debut for the Afghanistan cricket team in December 2016. In February 2019, he scored the highest individual score by an Afghan batsman in a Twenty20 International , with an unbeaten 162 runs off 62 balls against Ireland.
Domestic and T20 franchise career
He made his List A debut for Amo Region in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament on 10 August 2017. He made his first-class debut for Band-e-Amir Region in the 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament on 20 October 2017.
In September 2018, he was named in Kabul Zwanan's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament. On 14 October 2018, in the match against Balkh Legends, Zazai hit six sixes in one over. In the process, Zazai also equalled the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 cricket, from twelve balls. He was the leading run-scorer for Kabul Zwanan in the tournament, with 322 runs in ten matches.
He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against the United Arab Emirates on 16 December 2016. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Ireland on 27 August 2018.
In August 2018, against Ireland, he scored the fastest T20I fifty by an Afghan cricketer, in 22 balls. In February 2019, in the second T20I match against Ireland, he scored 162 not out, his first century in a T20I match. It was the highest score for an Afghan batsman in a T20I match, and the second highest score overall, behind Aaron Finch's 172. His innings included a record 16 sixes, and his first-wicket partnership with Usman Ghani was also a record for any wicket in a T20I, with 236 runs scored. Afghanistan finished their innings with 278 runs for the loss of three wickets, the highest total in a T20I match.
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