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
Personal information
Full name Rahmat Shah Zurmatai
Born (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 25)
Zurmat, Afghanistan
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm leg break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 8) 14 June 2018 v India
ODI debut (cap 29) 6 March 2013 v Scotland
Last ODI 25 September 2018 v India
ODI shirt no. 8
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2013 Afghan Cheetahs
2013/14-2014/15 Mohammedan Sporting Club
2017 Mis Ainak Region
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 48 13 75
Runs scored 18 1,663 741 2,256
Batting average 9.00 38.67 49.40 35.80
100s/50s 0/0 3/12 2/4 4/14
Top score 14 114 144 114
Balls bowled - 380 842 1,427
Wickets - 11 15 45
Bowling average - 34.81 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 1/0 12/0 8/– 18/0
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 25 September 2018

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.

Early life[edit]

Rahmat was born in the town of Zurmat in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. but he has started his childhood career in Dina Jhelum, Pakistan.

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.[2][3] He made his Twenty20 debut for Band-e-Amir Dragons in the 2017 Shpageeza Cricket League on 12 September 2017.[4]

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.[5] He was also the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with eight dimissals in five matches.[5]

International career[edit]

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Scotland on 6 March 2013.[6] On 4 July 2016 he made his first century in an ODI during Afghanistan's tour of Scotland.[7][8]

Test cricket[edit]

In May 2018, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for their inaugural Test match, played against India.[9][10] He made his Test debut for Afghanistan, against India, on 14 June 2018.[11]

T20 franchise career[edit]

In September 2018, he was named in Nangarhar's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahmat Shah ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2013
  2. ^ Faisalabad and Rawalpindi vs Afghanistan Scorecard Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2013
  3. ^ Pakistan A vs Afghanistan Scorecard Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2013
  4. ^ "3rd Match, Shpageeza Cricket League at Kabul, Sep 12 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b "2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, Mis Ainak Region: Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Rahmat Shah". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Afghanistan tour of Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands, 1st ODI: Scotland v Afghanistan at Edinburgh, Jul 4, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Rain spoils Rahmat's ton, Najib's blitz". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Afghanistan Squads for T20I Bangladesh Series and on-eoff India Test Announced". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Afghanistan pick four spinners for inaugural Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Only Test, Afghanistan tour of India at Bengaluru, Jun 14-18 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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