Samiullah Shenwari      

Full name Samiullah Shenwari

Born February 3, 1987, Nangrahar, Afghanistan

Current age 28 years 209 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 31 29 7 455 61 20.68 392 116.07 0 1 30 15 7 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 56 48 11 642 61 17.35 588 109.18 0 2 38 20 13 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 31 26 442 456 22 5/13 5/13 20.72 6.19 20.0 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 56 49 814 889 38 5/13 5/13 23.39 6.55 21.4 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 Oman at Dublin, Jul 25, 2015 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 Oman at Dublin, Jul 25, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/36, 86, 2/48 Speen-Ghar v Boost Region Amanullah 28 Aug 2015 Other
40* Afghanistan v Oman Dublin 25 Jul 2015 T20I # 446
6 Afghanistan v P.N.G. Dublin (Malahide) 23 Jul 2015 T20I # 444
21 Afghanistan v Hong Kong Dublin (Malahide) 21 Jul 2015 T20I # 443
0/13, 14 Afghanistan v Oman Edinburgh (Golden) 15 Jul 2015 T20
19, 0/18 Afghanistan v Scotland Edinburgh 12 Jul 2015 T20I # 435
30* Afghanistan v U.A.E. Edinburgh 10 Jul 2015 T20I # 432
44, 0/5 Afghanistan v Netherlands Edinburgh 9 Jul 2015 T20I # 431
14* Afghanistan v Jersey Edinburgh 6 Jul 2015 Other T20
1/21 Afghanistan v Unicorns Wormsley 30 Jun 2015 Other T20
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

Tour Results
New Zealand v India at Wellington - Feb 14-18, 2014
Match drawn
New Zealand v India at Auckland - Feb 6-9, 2014
New Zealand won by 40 runs
NZ XI v Indians at Whangarei - Feb 2-3, 2014
Match drawn
New Zealand v India at Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
New Zealand won by 87 runs
New Zealand v India at Hamilton - Jan 28, 2014
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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