Shafiqullah (cricketer)

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Shafiqullah
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Shafiqullah
Born (1989-08-07) 7 August 1989 (age 27)
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicketkeeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 16) 1 September 2009 v Netherlands
Last ODI 4 January 2016 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no. 28
T20I debut (cap 10) 1 February 2010 v Ireland
Last T20I 27 March 2016 v West Indies
T20I shirt no. 28
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I LA T20
Matches 16 30 24 39
Runs scored 256 360 348 378
Batting average 19.69 18.94 16.57 17.18
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/1
Top score 56 51* 56 51*
Catches/stumpings 6/1 11/– 7/2 15/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 January 2017

Shafiqullah Shafiq (or Mohammad Shafiqullah) (born 7 August 1989) is an Afghan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman who plays primarily as a wicketkeeper. He currently plays for the Afghanistan national cricket team.

His debut for Afghanistan came against Saudi Arabia in the 2006 Asian Cricket Council Middle East Cup. His next appearance for the team came in 2008 when Afghanistan played Malaysia as part of the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite, during which he played 5 further matches for Afghanistan during the tournament.[1] Later, he continued to be a part of the rapidly rising Afghanistan cricket team that in under a year, from 2008–2009, won World Cricket League Division Five, Division Four and Division Three, thus promoting them to Division Two and allowing them to take part in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier where they qualified for One Day International status and first-class status.

It was during the World Cup Qualifier that he made his List-A debut for Afghanistan against Denmark.[2] He represented Afghanistan in 5 List-A matches during the trounament.

His One Day International debut came in 2009 when Afghanistan played the Netherlands during their 2009 tour of the Netherlands. His second ODI to date came against Canada in February 2010.[3]

Later in November 2009, he represented Afghanistan in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup, during which he played 5 matches against the national teams China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. He played in the final of that tournament, which came against the United Arab Emirates and ended up with Afghanistan winning by 8 wickets.[4]

His Twenty20 International debut came against Ireland during the 2010 Quadrangular Twenty20 Series in Sri Lanka in February 2010. He played one further International Twenty20 match during the tournament, which came against Canada. He was later selected as part of the Afghanistan squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, where he played 3 Twenty20 Internationals against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.[5] Afghanistan won this tournament and therefore qualified for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.[6]

Selected as part of Afghanistan's ICC World Twenty20, he did not feature in either of the teams matches against India and South Africa.

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