Rahmat Shah

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Zurmatai redirects here. For the founder of the Frontier Post, see Rahmat Shah Afridi. For the Pashto poet, see Rahmat Shah Sail.

Rahmat Shah
رحمت شاه
Personal information
Full nameRahmat Shah Zurmatai
Born (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 25)
Zurmat, Paktia, Afghanistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg break
RoleBatsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 8)14 June 2018 v India
Last Test15 March 2019 v Ireland
ODI debut (cap 29)6 March 2013 v Scotland
Last ODI10 May 2019 v Scotland
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2013Afghan Cheetahs
2013/14-2014/15Mohammedan Sporting Club
2017Mis Ainak Region
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 56 13 75
Runs scored 192 1,805 741 2,256
Batting average 48.00 35.39 49.40 35.80
100s/50s 0/2 3/13 2/4 4/14
Top score 98 114 144 114
Balls bowled - 416 842 1,427
Wickets - 12 15 45
Bowling average - 34.17 28.73 30.64
5 wickets in innings - 1 0 2
10 wickets in match - n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling - 5/32 3/30 5/32
Catches/stumpings 1/- 12/- 8/– 18/-
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 10 May 2019

Rahmat Shah Zurmatai (Pashto: رحمت شاه زرمتی‎) (born 6 July 1993) is an Afghan cricketer who bats right-handed and bowls part-time leg-breaks and googly.[1] He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Afghanistan's first ever Test match, against India, in June 2018. In April 2019, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) named Shah as the team's new Test captain, replacing Asghar Afghan.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Rahmat was born in the town of Zurmat in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

Domestic career[edit]

He was named in a number of first-class and One-Day International squads for Afghanistan. He has played List A cricket for Afghanistan against Pakistan A and other domestic teams like Faisalabad and Rawalpindi.[4][5] He made his Twenty20 debut for Band-e-Amir Dragons in the 2017 Shpageeza Cricket League on 12 September 2017.[6]

In July 2018, he was the leading run-scorer for Mis Ainak Region in the 2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, with 258 runs in five matches.[7] He was also the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with eight dimissals in five matches.[7]

International career[edit]

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Scotland on 6 March 2013.[8] On 4 July 2016 he made his first century in an ODI during Afghanistan's tour of Scotland.[9][10]

Test cricket[edit]

In May 2018, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for their inaugural Test match, played against India.[11][12] He made his Test debut for Afghanistan, against India, on 14 June 2018.[13] In February 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's Test squad for their one-off match against Ireland in India.[14][15]

2019 Cricket World Cup[edit]

In April 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[16][17]

T20 franchise career[edit]

In September 2018, he was named in Nangarhar's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahmat Shah ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2013
  2. ^ "Asghar Afghan removed as Afghanistan announce split captaincy". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Rahmat, Rashid given leadership roles in Afghanistan revamp". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ Faisalabad and Rawalpindi vs Afghanistan Scorecard Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2013
  5. ^ Pakistan A vs Afghanistan Scorecard Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2013
  6. ^ "3rd Match, Shpageeza Cricket League at Kabul, Sep 12 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b "2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, Mis Ainak Region: Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Rahmat Shah". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Afghanistan tour of Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands, 1st ODI: Scotland v Afghanistan at Edinburgh, Jul 4, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Rain spoils Rahmat's ton, Najib's blitz". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Afghanistan Squads for T20I Bangladesh Series and on-eoff India Test Announced". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Afghanistan pick four spinners for inaugural Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Only Test, Afghanistan tour of India at Bengaluru, Jun 14-18 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Mujeeb left out for Ireland Test, Shahzad out of T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  15. ^ "No Mujeeb in Tests as Afghanistan announce squads for Ireland series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Hamid Hassan picked in Afghanistan's World Cup squad; Naib to captain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Asghar Afghan included in Gulbadin Naib-led World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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