Asghar Afghan

Country: Afghanistan
Born: December 26, 1987, Kabul, Afghanistan
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Asghar Afghan Bio

Mohammad Asghar Afghan, formerly known as Asghar Stanikzai, is a prominent cricketer from Afghanistan. Born on February 22, 1987, in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, Asghar has made significant contributions to the growth and success of Afghan cricket.

Asghar Afghan’s style of play can be described as a combination of dogged determination and occasional aggressive strokeplay. Primarily known for his captaincy skills, he led Afghanistan in numerous matches, guiding the team to several memorable victories.

Even in the early stages of Afghanistan’s international cricket journey, Asghar Afghan showcased his ability to occupy the crease, which proved advantageous in contrast to the more flamboyant style of his teammates. His presence provided stability in the middle order, allowing the team to build their innings strategically.

Asghar Afghan’s journey with the Afghanistan cricket team began in 2010 when he represented his country in the World T20 tournament. Over the years, he played a vital role in Afghanistan’s rise in international cricket. In March 2014, his exceptional batting played a crucial part in Afghanistan’s first-ever victory against a Test-playing nation, Bangladesh, in an ODI.

The year 2015 marked a significant turning point in Asghar Afghan’s career, as he was appointed as the captain of the Afghanistan cricket team. Under his leadership, Afghanistan thrived in the T20 format, winning an impressive 42 out of 52 T20Is during his tenure. His ability to motivate and inspire his teammates established Afghanistan as a formidable force in the cricketing world.

Furthermore, Asghar Afghan also led the team in their historic first-ever Test match in 2018 against India. His captaincy skills were crucial in guiding Afghanistan to their maiden Test victory against Ireland in 2019. Notably, in 2021, Asghar achieved a career-best innings of 164, forming a magnificent partnership of 307 with Hashmatullah Shahidi, the highest partnership for any wicket in Tests for Afghanistan at the time.

However, Asghar Afghan’s captaincy was not without its challenges. The latter part of his tenure witnessed several sackings and reappointments, creating a tumultuous environment. Despite the ups and downs, Asghar remained dedicated to his team and continued to lead them with resilience.

Asghar Afghan reached the pinnacle of his captaincy career when he retired from the game after the T20 World Cup. At the time of his retirement, he held the record for the most wins as a T20I captain, surpassing eminent captains like Eoin Morgan and MS Dhoni.

In addition to his leadership skills, Asghar Afghan showcased his batting prowess throughout his career. With numerous impressive performances to his name, he proved to be a valuable asset to the Afghan cricket team. His contributions and achievements have undoubtedly played a significant role in raising the profile of Afghan cricket on the global stage.

Overall, Mohammad Asghar Afghan will be remembered as a true pioneer of cricket in Afghanistan. His unwavering dedication, leadership qualities, and batting skills have left an indelible mark on the sport, inspiring a new generation of Afghan cricketers to strive for excellence.

Asghar Afghan Career Stats

Asghar Afghan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 0 440 164 44 771 57.06 1 3 37 11 2 0
T20Is 75 68 5 1382 62 21.93 1247 110.82 0 4 87 69 20 0
ODIs 114 108 10 2424 101 24.73 3630 66.77 1 12 163 65 24 0
FC 29 44 2 1861 164 44.3 3089 60.24 6 6 173 48 17 0
List A 147 140 10 3007 101 23.13 4656 64.58 1 14 207 75 29 0
T20s 122 114 14 2751 95* 27.51 2261 121.67 0 13 169 157 34 0

Asghar Afghan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 2 18 17 0 - - - 5.66 - 0 0 0
T20Is 75 1 4 4 1 1/4 1/4 4 6 4 0 0 0
ODIs 114 7 139 91 3 1/1 1/1 30.33 3.92 46.3 0 0 0
FC 29 7 93 52 0 - - - 3.35 - 0 0 0
List A 147 12 207 158 3 1/1 1/1 52.66 4.57 69 0 0 0
T20s 122 5 31 51 3 1/4 1/4 17 9.87 10.3 0 0 0

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