Afghanistan Cricket team still hasn’t got too much exposure in international cricket, but they continue to surprise so many cricket fans with their performance. Some of that retired players are at awe that how fast Afghanistan Cricket is evolving with each match or series and how good they are becoming
Afghanistan Cricket team Stats
Afghanistan Cricket team has played 89 matches till to date and won 60 out of them. These are some numbers that must be appreciated. Afghanistan’s cricket team is considered lethal especially in T20s due to the power hitting of their batsmen. Afghanistan smashed Irish bowlers in their match against Ireland which was held on 23 Feb 2019, and they scored 278 runs in just 20 overs with a run rate of 13.3.
Current Afghan team has surprised many. The team has some serious batting and bowling talent. Rashid Khan is considered one of the best leg spinners in the world right now. He has been a nightmare for many bowlers as he has exceptional bowling skills. He can bat too if need arises.
Another great spinner that Afghanistan Cricket team has is Mujeeb-ur-Rehman. His recent performance against Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2022 shows how good he is. Even in the ODI world Cup of 2019, he bowled very nicely and surprised his opponents.
At some points Afghanistan came close to defeating the Indian as well as Pakistani team. In the Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan vs India’s match ended in a tie. Doing this against the mighty Indian must have been a confidence booster for Afghanistan Cricket team. In the match against India in the Odi world Cup, Afghanistan was about to win the match and same goes with their match against Pakistan. The point here is that the Afghanistan team’s uprising has been a great journey.
Muhammad Shehzad, wicket keeper batsman from Afghanistan is on no 1 spot from Afghanistan team with 2015 runs in 70 innings with average of 30.07 and strike rate of 133.62. on second spot is Muhammad Nabi. He is another great player. He is an all-rounder and a great spinner and can bat too. Another remarkable player of recent times from the Afghanistan team is Najibullah Zardan. He is too good with the bat and can-do proper power hitting. Hazratullah Zazai is famous for his power hitting too. He has the ability to throw the ball out of the park. Asghar Afghan who retired in the T20 World Cup 2022 was another great talent. He was captain of the Afghanistan team at once.
All in all, the speed at which Afghanistan’s team is making its name, the time is not far when they’ll beat teams like India, Pakistan and SENA countries as well. The Afghan team has great talent. They just need to work on and build a strong pace attack to support their spinners.
Afghanistan cricket team for Asia cup 2022
Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.