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Samiullah Shenwari      

Full name Samiullah Shenwari

Born February 3, 1987, Nangrahar, Afghanistan

Current age 28 years 147 days

Major teams Afghanistan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Samiullah Shenwari
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 50 40 6 1272 96 37.41 1867 68.13 0 10 107 20 10 0
T20Is 25 23 5 295 61 16.38 245 120.40 0 1 18 11 6 0
First-class 15 22 6 517 102 32.31 1157 44.68 1 2 63 0 11 0
List A 74 62 10 1662 96 31.96 2381 69.80 0 11 138 26 19 0
Twenty20 49 41 9 468 61 14.62 429 109.09 0 2 26 15 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 50 46 1731 1346 41 4/31 4/31 32.82 4.66 42.2 1 0 0
T20Is 25 24 424 433 22 5/13 5/13 19.68 6.12 19.2 1 1 0
First-class 15 26 1658 938 31 4/75 4/80 30.25 3.39 53.4 2 0 0
List A 74 69 2648 2108 62 4/28 4/28 34.00 4.77 42.7 2 0 0
Twenty20 49 46 784 853 38 5/13 5/13 22.44 6.52 20.6 1 1 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Afghanistan v Scotland at Benoni, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Nepal at Chittagong, Mar 20, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Zimbabwe XI v Afghanistan at Mutare, Aug 16-19, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Scotland v Afghanistan at Stirling, Jun 2-5, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Afghanistan v Denmark at Vanderbijlpark, Apr 1, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Afghanistan v Nepal at Chittagong, Mar 20, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/23, 51* Afghanistan v Scotland Stirling 2 Jun 2015 FC
0, 0/27 Afghanistan v Middx 2nd XI Wormsley 27 May 2015 Other
63, 0/10 Afghanistan v Oxford MCCU Wormsley 21 May 2015 Other
7, 0/19 Afghanistan v England Sydney 13 Mar 2015 ODI # 3635
54, 0/15 Afghanistan v New Zealand Napier 8 Mar 2015 ODI # 3628
0/34, 17 Afghanistan v Australia Perth 4 Mar 2015 ODI # 3623
96 Afghanistan v Scotland Dunedin 26 Feb 2015 ODI # 3614
38, 0/32 Afghanistan v Sri Lanka Dunedin 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3609
0/2, 42 Afghanistan v Bangladesh Canberra 18 Feb 2015 ODI # 3605
58 Afghanistan v U.A.E. Melbourne 13 Feb 2015 Other OD
Profile

Samiullah Shenwari plays the game with the energy typical of a 21st century cricketer. With a bouncing, high-kneed approach to the crease and a bagful of variations, his initial value to Afghanistan was as an enterprising legspinner but his batting has become increasingly useful. He pays precious little regard to the textbook, but Shenwari's good eye means that when he hacks violently at the ball, more often than not he connects and he's crept up from Afghanistan's lower order into their middle. He's also a capable fielder, and is often stationed at point. Shenwari helped to engineer Afghanistan's historic win over Bangladesh at the Asia Cup in March 2014, sharing in a 164-run stand with Asghar Stanikzai and then picking up the vital wicket of Mominul Haque. He has been part of all of Afghanistan's World T20 campaigns, and was shortlisted for the prize of ICC Associate and Affiliate player of the year in 2014. He was an automatic pick for the team that travelled to the 2015 World Cup.
Liam Brickhill

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Mar 13, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari is disappointed after falling for 7, Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney, March 13, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari is disappointed after falling for 7

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Mar 8, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari was struck on the helmet by a Corey Anderson delivery, New Zealand v Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Group A, Napier, March 8, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari was struck on the helmet by a Corey Anderson delivery

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Mar 8, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari needed attention after being hit on the helmet, New Zealand v Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Group A, Napier, March 8, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari needed attention after being hit on the helmet

© AFP

Tournament Results
Pakistan U19 v S Africa U19 at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 1, 2014
S Africa U19 won by 6 wickets (with 47 balls remaining)
Aust U19 v England U19 at Dubai (CA) - Feb 28, 2014
England U19 won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
Afghan U19 v S Lanka U19 at Dubai (CA2) - Feb 27, 2014
Afghan U19 won by 5 wickets (with 172 balls remaining)
B'desh U19 v NZ U19 at Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2014
B'desh U19 won by 77 runs
India U19 v W Indies U19 at Sharjah - Feb 27, 2014
India U19 won by 46 runs
UAE U19 v Zim U19 at Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2014
Zim U19 won by 84 runs
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