Asghar Afghan Earlier Life:
Asghar Afghan was born on 22 February 1987 (age 32 Years) in Kabul, Afghanistan. His father and mother name will be updated soon.
Asghar Stanikzai is his first name and he changed his last name to Afghan on August 2, 2018. Stay tuned here for more details about his earlier life.
Physical Appearance – Asghar Afghan 1.80 m (5’10″ Feet) and Weight 72 kg. He has brown color hair and a black eye. He belongs to the Islam religion and caste details are unknown.
Asghar Afghan Career:
In the 2004 ACC U-17 tournament Afghan represented Afghanistan U-17s against United Arab Emirates U-17s. Asghar was one of the members of the Afghan Cricket Team which rose from the ICC World Cricket League Division Five, Division Four, Division Three, to the team that has achieved One Day International status in 2009.
On April 2, 2009, he made his List A debut for Afghanistan against Bermuda in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier and his ODI debut came against Scotland on April 19, 2009. Afghan made his First Class debut for Afghanistan against a Zimbabwe XI in the Intercontinental Cup in August 2009.
In the 2010 Quadrangular T20 Series in Sri Lanka, he made his T20I debut for Afghanistan against Ireland in February 2010. On March 1, 2014, Afghan played a vital role for Afghanistan against Bangladesh, to register their first win over a Test playing nation.
After taking over the captaincy from Mohammad Nabi in February 2015, Afghan has strengthened his side throughout the years. He made his Test debut against India in the inaugural Test match on June 15, 2018.
Later in September 2018 Afghan was named in Kandahar Knight’s squad ahead of the Afghanistan Premier League. Afghan, who plundered 264 runs in 8 games, was the leading run-getter for his franchise.
Asghar Afghan was named in Afghanistan’s fifteen man team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Asghar Afghan has played along with Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and many more in the international cricket. He has also played along with Brendon McCullum, Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien and others in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League.
Asghar Afghan Facts:
- On April 2, 2009, Afghan made his List A debut against Bermuda in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier.
- Afghan made his ODI debut against Scotland on April 19, 2009.
- He made his T20I debut for Afghanistan against Ireland on February 1, 2010.
- In February 2015 Afghanistan Cricket Board named Asghar Afghan as the captain of the Afghan Cricket Team.
- He made his Test debut against India in the inaugural Test match on June 15, 2018.
- In the Afghanistan Premier League tournament, Afghan was named in the Kandahar Knight’s squad.
- Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Afghan was named in Afghanistan’s squad.
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