Asghar Afghan Profile, Career Info, Records & Stats

Asghar Afghan

Mohammad Asghar Stanikzai who is commonly known as Asghar Afghan is a right-handed middle-order batsman with right-arm medium-fast bowling action and the former captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team in all three formats of International Cricket. He changed his name from Asghar Stanikzai to Asghar Afghan in August 2018.  Asghar Afghan was born in Kabul, Afghanistan but raised in Pakistan as a refugee along with his teammates  Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Hamid Hassan, and Shapoor Zadran.

ACB The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced its new captain ahead of World Cup 2019, Gulbadin Naib and dropped Asghar Afghan as captain from all three formats of ICC. Asghar formed a partnership of 164-runs along with Samiullah Shenwari March 1, 2014, against Bangladesh, Afghanistan registered their maiden win against Test-playing nation. This is the highest ever 6th wicket partnership in the history of ODI; Afghan scored 90* unbeaten.

He played the inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League in September 2018 for Kandahar Knights and became leading runs scorer with 264 runs. Asghar captained the Afghan Cricket Team for their maiden Test match against India in June 2018 after obtaining Test cricket status from ICC. He has played Asian Cup 2004, 2006 and ACC T20 Cup 2007 for his team while representing Afghanistan U17’s.

Asghar has played all qualifying List A matches to obtained Test, ODI and T20I status for his team. He made his List A debut in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier against Bermuda and ODI debut against Scotland. Asghar made his first-class cricket debut for Afghanistan XI against Zimbabwe Xi in the Intercontinental Cup. In April 2019, he was named in Afghanistan’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Asghar Afghan Career Stats

Match FormatTestODIT20First Class
Matches 2945624
Runs Scored1031,7941,0311,457
100s/50s-/11/8-/35/3
Highest6710162145
6s/4s5/1250/13853/63 42/148
Batting Averages34.3321.8721.9342.85
Strike Rate62.8064.51106.5561.40
Balls Bowled12139487
Wickets31
Bowling Averages30.334.00
5-Wickets Haul
Best Bowling1/11/4
Catches/Stumps18/–16/–15/–
ICC Batting Rankings 9045
ICC Bowling Rankings

Asghar Afghan as Captain

Matches FormatMatchesWonLostDrawnTiedNo resultWin %
Test 211  50 %
ODI5631211155 %
T204637980 %

Asghar Afghan Profile

Full NameMohammad Asghar Afghan
Date of Birth22 February 1987 Kabul, Afghanistan
Current Age32
Height180 cm
NicknameAsghar Salamkhail, Asghar Stanikzai
T-Shirt No.44
Playing RollMiddle-order batsman
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium-fast
Test Debut14 June 2018 v India (cap 2)
ODI Debut19 April 2009 v Scotland (cap 1)
T20 Debut1 February 2010 v Ireland (cap 1)
Last Test15 March 2019 v Ireland
Last ODI10 March 2019 v Ireland
Last T2024 February 2019 v Ireland
Twitter@asgharafghan
Instagram @sghar_stanikzai
Major TeamsAfghanistan, Amo Region
Updated: 04/11/2019 — 5:48 pm