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Afghanistan T20 Squad | Afghanistan Men’s Cricket Team: Afghanistan Cricket Team in 2024

Afghanistan’s journey in T20 cricket stands as a testament to their resilience, determination and unwavering ambition. The Afghan team has gone up from the bottom of the ladder to massive heights aiming at establishing themselves as an indomitable force on the global stage. Their vision goes beyond mere cricketing success; it also includes national inspiration that would unite the whole nation under a common goal to bring back pride among them. Being granted full ICC membership, competing in all major tournaments, and winning major T20 trophies rank high among their targets. After recording remarkable achievements such as an astronomical rise in rankings, consistent World Cup T20 participation and some notable upsets against top teams, Afghanistan has made its presence felt in international cricket. As they prepare for the 2024 World Cup T20, Afghanistan’s T20 Tigers are bound to pose serious issues with focus being put on creating a balanced unit, strategic planning and continuing momentum. The journey serves as an inspiration showcasing how passion can convert into power for transformation purposes and this is what makes everyone wait for their next chapter.

Afghanistan T20 Cricket Team

Ibrahim Zadran

Ibrahim Zadran

Ibrahim Zadran is being seen as an important part of the Afghan T20 team these days, even though he is just a young boy, aged 22 years old. His attacking approach towards batting and his ability to tackle pressure make him a good bet for Afghan cricket to look forward to.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3675
Runs8741834
Innings3670
Not Out670
Balls Faced8151557
High Score7296
Average29.1332.17
Strike Rate107.23117.79
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches75
Balls183
Innings14
Runs266
Wickets6
Average44.33
Strike Rate30.5

Mohammad Ishaq

Mohammad Ishaq

Mohammad Ishaq, the young wicket-keeper batsman from Afghanistan, has been making waves in recent times with his remarkable performances in T20 cricket. 

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches414
Runs75120
Innings413
Not Out14
Balls Faced53112
High Score3232
Average2513.33
Strike Rate141.5107.14

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the young and dynamic wicket-keeper batsman from Afghanistan, has already taken the world of T20 cricket by storm with his aggressive opening style.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches55166
Runs13763985
Innings55165
Not Out03
Balls Faced9972681
High Score100121
Average25.0124.59
Strike Rate138.01148.63

Sediqullah Atal

Sediqullah Atal

Sediqullah Atal is a left-handed hitter reducing every other right-arm pace bowler threat in the opposition’s squads. 

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches621
Runs72302
Innings620
Not Out00
Balls Faced86306
High Score3541
Average1215.1
Strike Rate83.7298.69

Hazratullah Zazai

Hazratullah Zazai

Hazratullah Zazai, who is known for his aggressive batting and power-hitting capabilities, is a left-handed opening batsman from Afghanistan. He has become one of the key players in their T20 side.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches43111
Runs11382806
Innings43111
Not Out34
Balls Faced8552020
High Score162162
Average28.4526.22
Strike Rate133.09138.91

Najibullah Zadran

Najibullah Zadran

Najibullah Zadran has turned into an important player in the shortest format of cricket. He is a valuable asset to any team that wants to rotate the strike, find boundaries and score runs at a brisk pace within 20 overs.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches102213
Runs18083874
Innings91191
Not Out3249
Balls Faced13052822
High Score7397
Average30.6427.28
Strike Rate138.54137.27
Bowling
T20s
Matches213
Balls12
Innings2
Runs8
Wickets1
Average8
Strike Rate12

Rashid Khan (Captain)

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s young spinner has taken world cricket by storm as he also doubles up as the captain of Afghan T20I players during games showcasing skilful bowling performances that are directed to coaching points; obviously, leading them with the ability and strategic thinking.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches85418
Runs4032109
Innings49244
Not Out2180
Balls Faced3131461
High Score4879
Average14.3912.85
Strike Rate128.75144.35
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches85418
Balls19469656
Innings85415
Runs197010396
Wickets138569
Average14.2718.27
Strike Rate14.116.9

Azmatullah Omarzai

Azmatullah Omarzai

Azmatullah Omarzai has emerged as a crucial all-rounder in T20 cricket. Nicknamed “Oms”, Azmatulla Omarzai brings an explosive dimension to this Afghan lineup through his aggressive batting.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3685
Runs288869
Innings2661
Not Out417
Balls Faced253666
High Score3362
Average13.0919.75
Strike Rate113.83130.48
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches3685
Balls5551575
Innings3381
Runs7772059
Wickets2683
Average29.8824.8
Strike Rate21.318.9

Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai

Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai

Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai, the young right-handed batsman from Afghanistan, is considered one of the bright emerging stars of Twenty-Twenty cricket.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches39
Runs3582
Innings37
Not Out01
Balls Faced3278
High Score1622
Average11.6613.66
Strike Rate109.37105.12

Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi

Since the Afghan national team in 2009, Mohammad Nabi has represented his country with distinction in many forms of cricket including Twenty-Twenty. As an off-spinner and middle-order hitter, Nabi’s amazing efforts have played main roles in taking Afghanistan up among associate nations playing T20s.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches121388
Runs21095776
Innings113330
Not Out2164
Balls Faced15204215
High Score8989
Average22.9221.71
Strike Rate138.45137.03
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches121388
Balls21347233
Innings113372
Runs26168463
Wickets93345
Average28.1224.53
Strike Rate22.920.9

Karim Janat

Karim Janat

A right-arm medium pacer and right-hand batsman known as Karim Janat could be one such example where we can see what exactly it means when individuals say How does he do that?’. Even though he was only twenty years old when making his debut in 2016, Karim Janat has since shown great consistency with the ball and occasional flashes of brilliance with the bat.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches59126
Runs5941849
Innings4299
Not Out617
Balls Faced5091363
High Score56120
Average16.522.54
Strike Rate116.69135.65
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches59126
Balls8232048
Innings48110
Runs11302657
Wickets42100
Average26.926.57
Strike Rate19.520.4

Nangeyalia Kharote

Nangeyalia Kharote

There is excitement all around the Afghan cricket world today because of Nangeyalia Kharote’s name. Although we do not have much information about him before or to this, his first game against Ireland in March 2024 has put him in the limelight.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches321
Runs4150
Innings316
Not Out27
Balls Faced11115
High Score429
Average416.66
Strike Rate36.36130.43
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches321
Balls66354
Innings317
Runs65400
Wickets523
Average1317.39
Strike Rate13.215.3

Gulbadin Naib

Gulbadin Naib

Mohammad Nabi may have stolen the recent spotlight, but Gulbadin Naib remains a crucial figure in Afghan T20 cricket. This off-spinning all-rounder has consistently delivered impactful performances with both bat and ball, solidifying his reputation as a match-winner.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches65126
Runs8071626
Innings54107
Not Out1631
Balls Faced6461237
High Score5791
Average21.2321.39
Strike Rate124.92131.44
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches65126
Balls5951421
Innings4089
Runs8131951
Wickets2670
Average31.2627.87
Strike Rate22.820.3

Fareed Ahmad

Fareed Ahmad

Fareed Ahmad, an Afghanistan cricketer whose left-arm fast-medium bowling complements his left-handed batting skill is considered one of the great T20 all-rounders. In 2016 Ahmad entered the international stage where he has been consistent with his throwing hands and outstanding with the bat at times.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3063
Runs3274
Innings517
Not Out49
Balls Faced3377
High Score2424
Average329.25
Strike Rate96.9696.1
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches3063
Balls5431226
Innings2962
Runs7641714
Wickets3968
Average19.5825.2
Strike Rate13.918

Fazalhaq Farooqi

Fazalhaq Farooqi

Fazalhaq Farooqi, a rising star in Afghan cricket, has quickly made a name for himself as a potent left-arm fast bowler in the T20 arena. Despite being such a young player, Farooqi surprised everyone with his maturity and skills to be one of Afghanistan’s Frontmen for their future in this format.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3476
Runs611
Innings918
Not Out611
Balls Faced1435
High Score22
Average21.57
Strike Rate42.8531.42
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches3476
Balls7521695
Innings3476
Runs8451939
Wickets3792
Average22.8321.07
Strike Rate20.318.4

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is an experienced off-break spinner in the Afghan T20 team today. His exceptional control of flight and ability to take crucial wickets makes him one of the best spinners in world T20s.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches45240
Runs54302
Innings1376
Not Out736
Balls Faced44293
High Score21302
Average97.55
Strike Rate122.72103.07
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches45240
Balls9905406
Innings45240
Runs10526097
Wickets58256
Average18.1323.81
Strike Rate1721.1

Naveen-ul-Haq

Naveen-ul-Haq

Naveen-ul-Haq, who bowls right-arm fast-medium pace for Afghanistan cricket team, is another key piece in their attack when it comes to this format. The man’s incredible pace combined with spot-on yorkers and ability to get that timely breakthrough justifies why he is becoming one of Africa’s future stars of cricket.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches37174
Runs38316
Innings1164
Not Out528
Balls Faced50326
High Score1325
Average6.338.77
Strike Rate7696.93
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches37174
Balls7363664
Innings37173
Runs10165028
Wickets46209
Average22.0824.05
Strike Rate1617.5

Noor Ahmad

Noor Ahmad

Noor Ahmad from Afghanistan stands out among them because he has shown such remarkable talent at an early stage. Although Noor Ahmad is still wet behind the ears, he has already displayed great potential to become one vital cog that Afghanistan needs in their bowling attack in the future.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches786
Runs27133
Innings530
Not Out213
Balls Faced29120
High Score920
Average97.82
Strike Rate93.1110.83
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches786
Balls1261886
Innings786
Runs1662292
Wickets691
Average27.6625.18
Strike Rate2120.7

Wafadar Momand

Wafadar Momand

Wafadar Momand is a promising cricketer who has already shown his worth in Afghan T20 cricket.  It is difficult to find any information about his early years, but his batting and bowling abilities indicate that he could develop into a very useful all-rounder for the country.

Batting
T20s
Matches24
Runs16
Innings7
Not Out5
Balls Faced19
High Score14
Average8
Strike Rate84.21
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches224
Balls31469
Innings224
Runs65643
Wickets023
Average27.95
Strike Rate20.3

Afghanistan T20 Cricket Team Winning Records

Afghanistan T20 Cricket Team  World Cup Records

Afghanistan T20 Cricket Team  Coach

The Afghanistan T20 national team is currently guided by a coaching staff with Jonathan Trott at the helm as Head Coach. Here’s a breakdown of the key members and their potential goals for the upcoming World Cup in 2024:

Head Coach: Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott, A former English middle-order batsman with vast experience in international cricket brings valuable knowledge about techniques and strategies on board to help the Afghan team go places.

Specifically, when it comes to dealing with spin bowling pressure or playing under high stakes, he can indeed help out this squad from Afghanistan. While no specific targets have been released by the coaching team, here’s what might be next for Afghanistan at the 2024 T20 World Cup:

  • Capitalising on Past Successes
  • Covering Weaknesses
  • Instilling Team Spirit and Cohesion
  • Flexible Tactics
  • Creating a Winning Culture

Jonathan Trott’s experience as a coach together with other members of this technical bench could make them serious contenders at WC24. If they continue working hard to improve themselves and their lives and then rectify loopholes while still maintaining a winning mentality they should hope to make an impressive statement globally.

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