Afghanistan Cricket Team
Afghanistan National Cricket Team
The Afghanistan national cricket team is the national cricket team of Afghanistan. They are governed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Afghanistan became a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2017. The Afghanistan national cricket team is a team on the rise. They have made significant progress in recent years, and they are now considered to be one of the top teams in Twenty20 cricket. Afghanistan are also starting to compete more consistently in ODI cricket.
If Afghanistan can continue to improve, they have the potential to become a major force in world cricket. They have a strong pool of young players, and they have a good coaching staff. With continued hard work, Afghanistan could be one of the top teams in the world in the next few years.
|Afghanistan National Cricket
|Team Jersey Number
|Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain)
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Cricket was first introduced to Afghanistan in the 1990s by Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. The Afghanistan Cricket Board was formed in 1995, and the team played its first international match in 2001.
Afghanistan has made rapid progress in recent years. They qualified for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and they have also won the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier on two occasions.
In 2021, Afghanistan became the first team from outside the Test-playing nations to reach the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. They also finished third in the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, their best performance in the tournament.
The current Afghanistan national cricket team is captained by Hashmatullah Shahidi. The team's vice-captain is Mohammad Nabi. Some of the other key players in the team include Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Najibullah Zadran.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a rising star in Afghan cricket. He is a technically sound batsman who is also a good fielder. He has scored over 2,000 runs in ODI cricket and has a strike rate of over 100.
Ibrahim Zadran is a talented batsman who has shown flashes of brilliance. He is a good player of spin bowling and has a strike rate of over 90 in ODI cricket.
Rashid Khan is the team's leading fast bowler. He is a leg-spinner who is known for his "googlies" and "wrong'uns." He is the world's number one ranked T20I bowler and has taken over 400 wickets in the format.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a young fast bowler who has been in good form in recent years. He is a right-arm off-spinner who bowls with good control. He has taken over 100 wickets in ODI cricket.
Yamin Ahmadzai is a young fast bowler who has been impressive in his early career. He is a right-arm fast bowler who bowls with good pace and swing. He has taken over 50 wickets in domestic cricket.
ODI Series Win List
2018 Tri-Nation Series (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe)
2018 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Afghanistan is currently ranked 7th in the ICC Men's ODI Rankings and 6th in the ICC Men's T20I Rankings.
They are scheduled to play a series of ODIs and T20Is against Bangladesh in July 2023.
They are also scheduled to play in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, which will be held in India.
The Afghanistan national cricket team is a source of pride for the Afghan people. They have shown that despite the challenges they face, they can compete at the highest level. The team is a symbol of hope for the future of Afghanistan, and they will continue to inspire people around the world.