Full name Aftab Alam
Born November 30, 1992, Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Current age 22 years 243 days
Major teams Afghanistan, Afghanistan Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||Afghanistan v Canada at Sharjah, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Afghanistan v Bangladesh at Canberra, Feb 18, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Mar 24, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Afghanistan v Oman at Dublin, Jul 25, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Afghanistan v Canada at Sharjah, Feb 16, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Afghanistan v Bangladesh at Canberra, Feb 18, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Afghanistan v Bermuda at Dubai (CA), Mar 20, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Afghanistan v Oman at Dublin, Jul 25, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/23||Afghanistan||v Oman||Dublin||25 Jul 2015||T20I # 446|
|2/38, 0||Afghanistan||v Oman||Edinburgh (Golden)||15 Jul 2015||T20|
|1/12||Afghanistan||v Jersey||Edinburgh||6 Jul 2015||Other T20|
|1*, 1/31||Afghanistan||v Warwcks 2nd||Wormsley||29 Jun 2015||Other T20|
|2/55, 14||Afghanistan||v Bangladesh||Canberra||18 Feb 2015||ODI # 3605|
|3/43||Afghanistan||v U.A.E.||Melbourne||13 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|0/40||Afghanistan||v India||Adelaide||10 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|2*, 2/31||Afghanistan||v Ireland||Dubai (DSC)||17 Jan 2015||ODI # 3581|
|3/48, 1*||Afghanistan||v Scotland||Abu Dhabi||14 Jan 2015||ODI # 3576|
|0, 0/11||Afghanistan||v Ireland||Dubai (DSC)||10 Jan 2015||ODI # 3573|
A bustling, energetic seam bowler, Aftab Alam isn't blessed with great height but puts a good deal of effort into his front-on action. Aftab is one of the success stories of cricket development in Afghanistan, having made his way through age group teams from under-15 level all the way to the under-19 squad for the 2010 Youth World Cup in New Zealand. He was his team's leading wicket-taker at the tournament, with 12 scalps, and made his ODI debut against Canada shortly after the tournament.
He continued with the Under-19 team for a further two years, with occasionally astonishing results such as his spell of 8 for 12 against Oman in the 2011 ACC U19 Elite Cup. He went to his second Youth World Cup in 2012, and also began to play more often for the senior national side. He was with the national side at the World T20 in 2014, and was also part of the team that held Zimbabwe to a 2-2 draw in their ODI series that same year.
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