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Asghar Afghan
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Personal information
Full name Mohammad Asghar Afghan
Born 22 February 1987 (1987-02-22) (age 33)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Middle order batsman
Relations Karim Janat (brother)
International information
National side Afghanistan
Test debut (cap 2) 14 June 2018 v India
Last Test 5 September 2019 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 1) 19 April 2009 v Scotland
Last ODI 4 July 2019 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 44
T20I debut (cap 1) 1 February 2010 v Ireland
Last T20I 24 February 2019 v Ireland
T20I shirt no. 44
Domestic team information
Years Team
2017 Amo Region
2017 Kabul Eagles
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 2 102 59 25
Runs scored 103 2,078 1,056 1,524
Batting average 34.33 23.88 21.55 43.54
100s/50s 0/1 1/11 0/3 4/5
Top score 67 101 62 145
Balls bowled 12 139 4 87
Wickets 0 3 1 0
Bowling average 30.33 4.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/1 1/4
Catches/stumpings 0/– 24/– 17/– 15/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 5 September 2019

Asghar Afghan, born Mohammad Asghar Stanikzai, and also known as Asghar Salamkhail is an Afghan cricketer and the former captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team. Afghan is a right-handed batsman and a medium-fast bowler. In May 2018, he was named as the captain of Afghanistan, for their inaugural Test match, played against India. He made his Test debut for Afghanistan, against India, on 14 June 2018. In April 2019, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) dropped him as captain of the Afghanistan team across all three formats.

On 2 August 2018, he changed his last name from Stanikzai to Afghan.

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