The Afghanistan men’s national team represent Afghanistan in international cricket. Cricket has been played in Afghanistan since the mid-19th century, but it was only early in the 21st century that the national team began to enjoy success.
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Year Joined: 2001
People of Afghanistan have been playing cricket since the mid-19th century. However, it was during the early 21st century that the national team started to have some success. The Afghanistan Cricket Board was established in 1995. It got full ICC Membership on 22 June 2017 in London.

As of July 2020, team Afghanistan ICC ranking is 10th in ODI and 10th in T20. The Afghanistan cricket team has made the highest ever T20I score of 278/3 against Ireland on 23rd February 2019 at Dehradun.

In 2011, Afghanistan did not qualify for ICC World Cup. Nevertheless, it managed to get ODI status for the next 4 years. They have won the ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2009-10 and 2015-17. 

Afghanistan played its first test match in2018 against India in Bengaluru. Unfortunately, the debutant team lost its first test match by an inning and 262 runs.

Afghanistan national cricket team has several players who started their careers in international cricket by playing for Pakistan. Afghanistan team players have performed much better in shorter formats of the game as compared to test format. 

The current captain of the Afghanistan cricket squad is Asghar Afghan. The team has played a total of 4 tests, out of which they have won 2 and lost 2. Their ODI is better where they have played 126 matches and have won 59, and lost 63. 

Afghanistan played their first ICC World Cup match in 2015, where they played against Bangladesh and lost the match by 105 runs. The team’s highest run-getter in ODIs is Mohammad Nabi and the leading wicket-taker is Rashid Khan. 



Qais Ahmad Bowler Right Arm Leg spin 20
Azmatullah Omarzai Bowler Right Arm Medium Seam 20
Rahmat Shah Batsman Right Handed 27
Najibullah Zadran Middle Order Batsman 27
Gulbadin Naib All-rounder Right Handed 29
Usman Ghani Batsman Right Handed 24
Mujeeb ur Rahman Bowler Right Arm Off Spin 19
Hazratullah Zazai Opening Batsman 22
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Wicket Keeper Right Handed 19
Ihsanullah Janat Batsman Right Handed 23
Shapoor Zadran Bowler Left Arm Fast Seam 33
Yamin Ahmadzai Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 28
Dawlat Zadran Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 32
Naveen-ul-Haq Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 21
Samiullah Shenwari Bowler Right Arm Leg spin 33
Hashmatullah Shahidi Batsman 26
Raees Ahmadzai Middle Order Batsman Right Handed 36
Ikram Ali Khil Wicket Keeper 20
Mohammad Nabi All-rounder Right Handed 35
Mohammad Shahzad Wicket Keeper Right Handed 32
Noor Ali Zadran Batsman Right Handed 32
Fareed Ahmad All-rounder 26
Mohammad Salamkheil Bowler Left Arm Unorthodox 19
Asghar Afghan Batsman Right Handed 33
Wafadar Momand Bowler Right Arm Medium Seam 20
Rashid Khan Bowler Right Arm Leg spin 22
Karim Janat Bowler Right Arm Medium Seam 22