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Samiullah Shenwari      

Full name Samiullah Shenwari

Born February 3, 1987, Nangrahar, Afghanistan

Current age 28 years 29 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 47 37 6 1194 96 38.51 1715 69.62 0 9 99 19 9 0
T20Is 25 23 5 295 61 16.38 245 120.40 0 1 18 11 6 0
First-class 14 21 5 466 102 29.12 1005 46.36 1 1 56 0 11 0
List A 71 59 10 1584 96 32.32 2229 71.06 0 10 130 25 18 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 47 43 1671 1278 41 4/31 4/31 31.17 4.58 40.7 1 0 0
T20Is 25 24 424 433 22 5/13 5/13 19.68 6.12 19.2 1 1 0
First-class 14 25 1580 915 28 4/75 4/80 32.67 3.47 56.4 2 0 0
List A 71 66 2588 2040 62 4/28 4/28 32.90 4.72 41.7 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 Scotland at Dunedin, Feb 26, 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 Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (CA), Dec 10-13, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Afghanistan v Denmark at Vanderbijlpark, Apr 1, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v Scotland at Dunedin, Feb 26, 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
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
0/26, 17 Afghanistan v India Adelaide 10 Feb 2015 Other OD
50, 0/9 Afghanistan v Ireland Dubai (DSC) 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3581
2/24, 10 Afghanistan v Scotland Abu Dhabi 14 Jan 2015 ODI # 3576
0/22 Afghanistan v Scotland Dubai (CA) 8 Jan 2015 ODI # 3572
1/26, 1 Afghanistan v U.A.E. Dubai (CA) 4 Dec 2014 ODI # 3562
1/22, 19 Afghanistan v U.A.E. Dubai (CA) 2 Dec 2014 ODI # 3560
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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Feb 26, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari struck three sixes in the 47th over to change the game, Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin, February 26, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari struck three sixes in the 47th over to change the game

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Feb 26, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari and Shapoor Zadran erupt in celebration, Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin, February 26, 2015

Samiullah Shenwari and Shapoor Zadran erupt in celebration

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Feb 26, 2015

Hamid Hassan and Samiullah Shenwari added 60 runs for the ninth wicket, Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin, February 26, 2015

Hamid Hassan and Samiullah Shenwari added 60 runs for the ninth wicket

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Tour Results
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Hamilton - Feb 15-19, 2010
New Zealand won by 121 runs
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch - Feb 11, 2010
New Zealand won by 3 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Dunedin - Feb 8, 2010
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 135 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Napier - Feb 5, 2010
New Zealand won by 146 runs
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Hamilton - Feb 3, 2010
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
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