Full name Mirwais Ashraf
Born June 30, 1988, Kunduz, Afghanistan
Current age 27 years 33 days
Major teams Afghanistan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|ODI debut||Netherlands v Afghanistan at Amstelveen, Aug 30, 2009 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Feb 22, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Afghanistan v Canada at Colombo (SSC), Feb 4, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Afghanistan v Oman at Dublin, Jul 25, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Netherlands v Afghanistan at Amstelveen, Aug 24-26, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Scotland v Afghanistan at Stirling, Jun 2-5, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Netherlands v Afghanistan at Amstelveen, Aug 30, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Feb 22, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sri Lanka A v Afghanistan at Colombo (SSC), Feb 3, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Afghanistan v Oman at Dublin, Jul 25, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/32||Afghanistan||v Oman||Dublin||25 Jul 2015||T20I # 446|
|1/30||Afghanistan||v P.N.G.||Dublin (Malahide)||23 Jul 2015||T20I # 444|
|0*, 1/22||Afghanistan||v Hong Kong||Dublin (Malahide)||21 Jul 2015||T20I # 443|
|0/34, 2||Afghanistan||v Oman||Edinburgh (Golden)||15 Jul 2015||T20|
|2/26||Afghanistan||v Scotland||Edinburgh||12 Jul 2015||T20I # 435|
|2/21||Afghanistan||v U.A.E.||Edinburgh||10 Jul 2015||T20I # 432|
|0, 0/27||Afghanistan||v Netherlands||Edinburgh||9 Jul 2015||T20I # 431|
|3/10||Afghanistan||v Jersey||Edinburgh||6 Jul 2015||Other T20|
|1/34, 7||Afghanistan||v Scotland||Stirling||2 Jun 2015||FC|
|60*, 0/30||Afghanistan||v Middx 2nd XI||Wormsley||27 May 2015||Other|
Afghanistan's bowling attack has prospered on the strength of its express fast bowlers, but Mirwais Ashraf takes a rather different approach. Though he's tall and muscular, Ashraf bowls military medium pace and relies upon seam movement and nagging accuracy to tie batsmen down. He can prove very difficult to get away in short-format cricket, especially with the wicketkeeper up to the stumps, but he's also enjoyed success in the Intercontinental Cup. His 4 for 24 helped Afghanistan to a one-wicket win over Netherlands on his first class debut in 2009, and he's generally kept things very tidy since then.
Though he's usually located at the lower end of Afghanistan's batting line-up, Ashraf is a competent batsman with first-class and ODI fifties to his name. His athletic frame allows him to hit the ball a long way when he lines one up properly: he hit Albie Morkel for a towering, 91-metre six at the World T20, and won a game against UAE off his own bat in December 2014 with a breezy, run-a-ball fifty.
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