Mohammad Asghar (Stanikzai) Afghan
|Date of Birth||
February 22, 1987
Right-handed Middle Order Batsman
Afghanistan, Amo Region, Kabul Eagles, Afghanistan Under-17
Asghar Afghan is an Afghan-international cricketer, who plays for the national cricket team of Afghanistan since 2010. Asghar appears in all formats of the game in international cricket and represents Amo Region team in first-class cricket. Apart from international matches, he also plays List-A cricket, Twenty20 league, and APL franchise. Afghar is a middle-order batsman of the team and occasionally bowls in right-arm medium-fast style.
He began his professional cricketer career with the Under-17 Afghan team in 2004 with the ACC Trophy. His undeniable contribution in the ICC World Cup Qualifier in 2009 gave him a permanent place in the team. Asghar made his international debut that year through a T20I match against Scotland and became a dependable member of the Afghan team since then. However, he took a long span of time complete his debut game in all formats of cricket due to his several health injuries.
He guided his team for a couple of years as a perfect leader but had to leave his position due to his poor performance issue. His appendix operation kept him away from the crease for several matches but fortunately made a comeback in late 2018. Currently, he is playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as a regular middle order batsman.
Debut Test Match: at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium vs India on 14th of June in 2018
Debut ODI Match: at Willowmoore Park Stadium vs Scotland on 19th of March in 2009
Debut T20I Match: at P Sara Oval Stadium vs Ireland on 1st of February in 2010
|Achievements/Records Associated With||
June 2, 2020