Afghanistan National Cricket Team

The Afghanistan National Cricket Team represents the country of Afghanistan at international cricket matches. Despite being a popular sport n the country, it was only in 1995 that the Afghanistan Cricket Federation came into being and that meant that cricket began to be played more seriously. The federation gained the affiliation with the ICC (International Cricket Council) in 2001. In 2003, the federation became a member of the Asian Cricket Council.

The Afghanistan side showed a meteoric rise in international cricket. They went from Division Five of the ICC World Cup qualifiers to Division One without being relegated even once and took on the likes of Ireland, Scotland and Kenya with much aplomb. They finished fifth in the Division One qualifiers, which meant that they failed to make it to the World Cup of 2011, where only four teams went through, but they had obtained the ODI status.

Then, they were invited to play in the World T20 Cup qualifiers, through which they managed to make it through to the World T20 of 2010 along with Ireland. They lost to both, South Africa and India, but acquitted themselves well for first-timers at the international stage.

As in June 2011, Afghanistan is clearly one of the two best Associate nations in the cricket world, the other being Ireland. If they can continue to play the way that they have been in recent times, they could end up taking the world by storm.

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Match Results

West Indies

West Indies won a game against Afghanistan (310 - 307) in the ICC Test Championship -

Afghanistan

Afghanistan won a game against West Indies (156 - 127) in the Twenty20 Internationals -

Afghanistan

Afghanistan won a game against West Indies (147 - 106) in the Twenty20 Internationals -

West Indies

West Indies won a game against Afghanistan (164 - 134) in the Twenty20 Internationals -

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Team Roster

Name Position
Aftab Alam all-rounder
Mirwais Ashraf all-rounder
Karim Janat all-rounder
Zahir Khan all-rounder
Nowroz Mangal all-rounder
Mohammad Nabi all-rounder
Fazal Niazai all-rounder
Samiullah Shenwari all-rounder
Naveen Ul-Haq all-rounder
Hazratullah Zazai all-rounder
Mohammad Javed Ahmadi batsman
Raees Ahmadzai batsman
Noor Ali batsman
Sharafuddin Ashraf batsman
Usman Ghani batsman
Mohammad Ihsanullah batsman
Nasir Jamal batsman
Fareed Malik batsman
Gulbodin Naib batsman
Shabir Noori batsman
Mohibullah Paak Oryakhel batsman
Rahmatullah Sahaq batsman
Hashmatullah Shaidi batsman
Mohammad Asghar Stanikzai batsman
Najeeb Tarakai batsman
Najibullah Zadran batsman
Zakiullah Zaki batsman
Rahmat Shah Zurmatai batsman
Fareed Ahmad bowler
Dawlat Ahmadzai bowler
Mohammad Yamin Ahmadzai bowler
Rokhan Barakzai bowler
Izatullah Dawlatzai bowler
Hamid Hassan bowler
Hamza Hotak bowler
Rashid Khan bowler
Nasratullah Nasrat bowler
Sayed Ahmad Shirzad bowler
Dawlat Zadran bowler
Shapoor Zadran bowler
Ameer Hamza wicket-keeper
Karim Sadiq wicket-keeper
Shafiqullah Shafiq wicket-keeper
Mohammad Shahzad wicket-keeper
Afsar Zazai wicket-keeper

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