Cricket World Cup Fantasy 2019 – Afghanistan Squad

The history of Afghanistan cricket is much interesting. Fans of world cup fantasy cricket might know that the British played cricket in Afghanistan during the 19th century. However, the sport became popular amongst the Afghans living at the refugee camps in Pakistan during 1900.

In the early 2000s, when the Afghans began to move back home, they took cricket with them. To the joy of the world cup fantasy league cricket fans of the nation, a cricket board was formed in 1995. And a national team in 2001 which got affiliation from ICC in the same year.

The Afghanistan team had a series of success and losses in various international fronts. They narrowly missed their entry to World Cup 2011 and made their debut in the last cricket world cup. During their first ODI fantasy world cup appearance in 2015, they lost 5 matches in the group stage. Following this, they created history when they beat Scotland by 1 wicket on 26th February 2015. They recorded their first ever World Cup match win. It was a momentous occasion for them.

In 2018, the Afghanistan team gave a brilliant performance in the Asia Cup. Like with most new teams, there is a question of the immediate future once they have reached prominence. But in Afghanistan’s case, the next generation seems ready for the upcoming world cup cricket game in 2019.

Let us take a look at the declared Afghanistan squad for World Cup 2019. Read on:

BATSMEN

Noor Ali Zadran
Age – 30
Matches Played – 46
Runs – 1148
Highest Score – 114
Average – 24.96
Strike Rate – 63.39
50s/100s – 7/1
Previous World Cup Appearance –None

Hazratullah Zazai
Age – 21
Matches Played – 6
Runs – 155
Highest Score – 67
Average – 25.83
Strike Rate – 106.9
50s/100s – 1/0
Previous World Cup Appearance –None

Asghar Afghan
Age – 31
Matches Played – 99
Runs – 2056
Highest Score – 101
Average – 23.63
Strike Rate – 65.17
50s/100s – 11/1
Previous World Cup Appearance –2015

Hashmatullah Shahidi
Age – 24
Matches Played – 29
Runs – 748
Highest Score – 97
Average – 32.52
Strike Rate – 63.39
50s/100s – 6/0
Previous World Cup Appearance –None

Najibullah Zadran
Age – 26
Matches Played – 54
Runs – 1210
Highest Score – 104
Average – 28.81
Strike Rate – 88.19
50s/100s – 8/1
Previous World Cup Appearance –2015

ALL-ROUNDER

Rahmat Shah (Batting All-rounder)
Age – 25
Matches Played – 57
Runs – 1822
Highest Score – 114
Average – 35.04
Strike Rate – 69.86
50s/100s – 13/3
Wickets – 12
Best bowling figures – 5/32
Economy – 5.91
Previous World Cup Appearance –None

Gulbadin Naib (Captain)(Bowling All-rounder)
Age – 28
Matches Played – 51
Runs – 807
Highest Score – 82
Average – 22.42
Strike Rate – 71.04
50s/100s – 5/0
Wickets – 40
Best bowling figures – 4/27
Economy – 5.12
Previous World Cup Appearance – 2015

Samiullah Shenwari (Batting All-rounder)
Age – 32
Matches Played – 82
Runs – 1776
Highest Score – 96
Average – 29.11
Strike Rate – 66.1
50s/100s – 11/0
Wickets – 47
Best bowling figures – 4/31
Economy – 4.9
Previous World Cup Appearance – None

Mohammad Nabi (Bowling All-rounder)
Age – 34
Matches Played – 111
Runs – 2579
Highest Score – 116
Average – 28.66
Strike Rate – 87.13
50s/100s – 13/1
Wickets – 118
Best bowling figures – 4/30
Economy – 4.25
Previous World Cup Appearance – 2015

WICKET-KEEPER

Mohammad Shahzad (Keeper)
Age – 31
Matches Played – 80
Runs – 2598
Highest Score – 131
Average – 33.74
Strike Rate – 89.09
50s/100s – 13/5
Previous World Cup Appearance –None

BOWLER

Rashid Khan
Age – 20
Matches Played – 56
Wickets – 123
Best bowling figures – 7/18
Average – 15.0
Economy – 3.91
5-wickets hauls – 4
Previous World Cup Appearance – None

Dawlat Zadran
Age – 31
Matches Played – 73
Wickets – 103
Best bowling figures – 4/22
Average – 29.14
Economy – 5.31
Previous World Cup Appearance – 2015

Aftab Alam
Age – 26
Matches Played – 21
Wickets – 31
Best bowling figures – 4/25
Average – 25.71
Economy – 4.84
Previous World Cup Appearance – 2015

Hamid Hassan
Age – 31
Matches Played – 33
Wickets – 59
Best bowling figures – 5/45
Average – 19.63
Economy – 4.52
5-wickets hauls – 1
Previous World Cup Appearance – 2015

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Age – 18
Matches Played – 28
Wickets – 51
Best bowling figures – 5/50
Average – 18.8
Economy – 3.75
5-wickets hauls – 1
Previous World Cup Appearance – None

*Records have been compiled as on April 25, 2019

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1. World Cup Fantasy Cricket 2019 – Indian Squad
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3. Cricket World Cup Fantasy 2019 – Bangladesh Squad