Full name Afsar Khan Zazai
Born August 10, 1993, Kabul
Current age 23 years 228 days
Major teams Afghanistan, Afghanistan Under-19s
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||United Arab Emirates v Afghanistan at ICCA Dubai, Nov 28, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard|
|Only T20I||Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah, Oct 11, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Afghanistan v Netherlands at Sharjah, Apr 2-4, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Afghanistan v England Lions at Abu Dhabi, Dec 7-10, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hyderabad (Pakistan) and Karachi v Afghanistan at Hyderabad (Sind), Feb 6, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard|
|Only Twenty20||Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah, Oct 11, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2c/0s, 18, 3c/0s, 8||Afghanistan||v Eng Lions||Abu Dhabi||7 Dec 2016||FC|
|0c/1s, 77, 0c/0s, 15||Mis-Ainak||v Speen-Ghar||Kabul||10 Nov 2016||Other|
|40, 2c/0s, 42, 0c/0s||Mis-Ainak||v Speen-Ghar||Kabul||5 Nov 2016||Other|
|1c/1s, 100, 0c/1s||Mis-Ainak||v Amo Region||Speen Ghar||29 Oct 2016||Other|
|0, 1c/0s, 8, 1c/0s||Mis-Ainak||v Amo Region||Amanullah||23 Oct 2016||Other|
|2c/0s, 2, 0c/1s, 38*||Mis-Ainak||v Boost Region||Amanullah||17 Oct 2016||Other|
|4, 1c/1s, 14, 0c/0s||Mis-Ainak||v Boost Region||Speen Ghar||11 Oct 2016||Other|
|24, 0c/0s, 15, 0c/0s||Mis-Ainak||v Kabul Green||Kabul||5 Oct 2016||Other|
|2c/1s, 9, 2c/0s, 34||Paktia||v Kandahar||Khost||28 Aug 2016||Other|
|1c/0s, 15||Amo Sharks||v MAK||Kabul||18 Aug 2016||Other T20|
Afsar Zazai's talent as a wicketkeeper-batsman was identified early and he was just 16 years old when he was included in Afghanistan's squad for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup. He'd already been on the age group radar for a while, having played for the Under-17 side at the Asian Cricket Council Challenge Cup, and had assured his place in the Under-19 squad with nine dismissals in six games at the U19 World Cup qualifiers in 2009. A developing talent, he went to his second Youth World Cup in 2012, the same year he made his First Class debut for the full Afghan national side in the Intercontinental Cup.
Displaying a maturity beyond his years, he helped Afghanistan overcome Netherlands with six catches and a measured, unbeaten second innings 84. Mohammad Shahzad's presence in the senior team meant he was made to wait for his opportunities, but he made the most of them when they came. Zazai made his ODI debut against United Arab Emirates in November 2014, starting with a tidy 60, a catch and a stumping. He followed that up with 51 in his second ODI, and leapt ahead of Shahzad to be included as Afghanistan's first choice 'keeper for the 2015 World Cup.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?