|Full name||Samiullah Shenwari|
31 December 1987 |
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
|Bowling style||Leg break|
|ODI debut (cap 11)||19 April 2009 v Scotland|
|Last ODI||26 February 2015 v Scotland|
|T20I debut (cap 9)||1 February 2010 v Ireland|
|Last T20I||20 March 2014 v Nepal|
|Domestic team information|
|2013–present||Khulna Royal Bengals|
|2013/14||Mohammedan Sporting Club|
|Source: CricketArchive, 1 March 2015|
Samiullah Shenwari (Pashto: سميع الله شينواري) (born December 31, 1987) is an Afghan cricketer who represents Afghanistan in international level. He is a right-handed batsman and leg break bowler who normally act as a batting all-rounder in the team.
Shenwari is a part of the rapidly rising Afghan cricket team that in under a year has won the World Cricket League Division Five, Division Four and Division Three, thus promoting them to Division Two and allowing them to partake in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier where they gained ODI status.
Asghar Stanikzai and Shenwari added 164 runs for the sixth wicket for Afghanistan which was the highest sixth-wicket partnership in the Asia Cup beating the 112 runs added by Alok Kapali and Mahmudullah against India at National Stadium, Karachi in 2008.
The partnership was Afghanistan's highest for the sixth wicket in ODIs and their first century partnership for that wicket. Their previous highest partnership for the sixth wicket was 86 between Raees Ahmadzai and Shenwari against Scotland in Benoni in 2009. The partnership was also Afghanistan's third-highest partnership for any wicket and only their sixth hundred partnerships in ODIs.
T20I Five wicket hauls
|1||5/13||20||Kenya||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||Sharjah||U.A.E||2013|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Scotland||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||8 March 2013||9-1-42-3 ; 30* (49 balls, 1x4)||Afghanistan won by 5 wickets.|
|2||Bangladesh||Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah||1 March 2014||81 (69 balls, 10x4, 1x6) ; 6-0-23-1 ; 1 ct.||Afghanistan won by 32 runs.|
|3||Scotland||University Oval, Dunedin||26 February 2015||96 (147 balls, 7x4, 5x6)||Afghanistan won by 1 wicket.|
Twenty20 International Cricket
Man of the Match Awards
|1||2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier||18 March 2012||Canada||61 (34 balls, 6x4, 3x6) ; 4-0-14-4||Afghanistan won by 41 runs.|
|2||2014 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier||24 November 2013||Kenya||2 (2 balls) ; 4-0-13-5||Afghanistan won by 34 runs.|
Player of the Series Awards
|1||2014 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier||2014||Bowling: 6 wickets with one five-wicket haul. avg. 8.50.
Batting: 39 runs (4 matches)
|Ireland won the series.|
- Bangladesh's first-encounter blues, Afghan's first
- Stanikzai and Shenwari engineer expert escape
- "ICC World Cricket League Championship, 2011-2013/14 - 34th match".
- "Asia Cup, 2014 - 5th match".
- "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 - 17th match, Pool A".
- "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2012 - 37th match, Group A Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2014 - 56th match, Group B Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2014". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.