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Afghanistan news

Shahzad fined, asked to relocate to Afghanistan

Apr 14, 2018: The Afghanistan Cricket Board has given a one-month ultimatum to Mohammad Shahzad to shift to Afghanistan from Pakistan or risk having his national contract terminated

Umar Farooq

Afghanistan v West Indies, World Cup Qualifier, Final, Harare

Afghanistan complete come-from-behind title win

Mar 25, 2018: Mohammad Shahzad's adventurous 84 led the way after teenager Mujeeb Ur Rahman had helped restrict West Indies to 204 in the final

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Afghanistan v Ireland, World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

Afghanistan pull off the great escape to make World Cup

Mar 23, 2018: Afghanistan lost their group games to Scotland, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong and entered the Super Six with no points, but victories over West Indies, UAE and Ireland - as well as helpful results in other games - meant that Friday's win took them to the 2019 Wo

The Report by Liam Brickhill in Harare

World Cup Qualifier 2018

Mohammad Shahzad suspended from World Cup Qualifier matches

Mar 7, 2018: The wicketkeeper-batsman was guilty of causing damage to a part of the ground during their two-run defeat to hosts Zimbabwe in Bulawayo

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Sharjah

Mujeeb's maiden five-for seals Afghanistan's series win

Feb 16, 2018: The mystery spinner did the bulk of the damage as Zimbabwe collapsed to 134 all out. It only took Afghanistan 21.1 overs to chase that down without loss, with Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah making unbeaten half-centuries

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan news

Mujeeb, Shahzad make Afghanistan squad for World Cup qualifier

Feb 5, 2018: The squad remains unchanged from the one selected to play against Zimbabwe in a five-match ODI series in Sharjah later this month

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan news

Shahzad back in Afghanistan squad for Zimbabwe series

Jan 7, 2018: Samiullah Shenwari is back after being rested for the ODIs against Ireland, while Hamid Hassan, who last played international cricket in July 2016, makes a comeback to the T20I squad

ESPNcricinfo staff


The very best year of them all

Dec 31, 2017: Afghanistan have had an incredible run in international cricket since 2010, but with multiple series wins, and Test status, 2017 has been truly special

Peter Della Penna

Afghanistan news

Mohammad Shahzad receives one-year ban for doping code violation

Dec 7, 2017: The ICC has retroactively suspended the Afghanistan wicketkepeer from January 17, 2017 to January 17, 2018. The matches he has played in between this period will be expunged from his record

Nagraj Gollapudi

Afghanistan news

Shahzad charged for doping violation

Apr 13, 2017: Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been charged by the ICC for violating the anti-doping code

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Ireland, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Greater Noida, 1st day

Stanikzai leads way as Ireland feel the heat

Mar 28, 2017: Asghar Stanikzai's century and fifties from Mohammad Shahzad and Nasir Jamal helped Afghanistan into a dominant position against Ireland

The Report by Peter Della Penna

Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd T20I, Greater Noida

Nabi, Shahzad seal Afghanistan's 3-0 whitewash

Mar 12, 2017: Bowlers and records were all over the place in Greater Noida as Afghanistan trumped Ireland by 28 runs to seal a 3-0 whitewash in a 438-run slugfest

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st T20I, Greater Noida

Shenwari and Shahzad thump Ireland

Mar 8, 2017: Afghanistan's spinners Amir Hamza and Rashid Khan joined forces with batsmen Mohammad Shahzad and Samiullah Shenwari to deliver the side a six-wicket win over Ireland

The Report by Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Associate batting performance of the year

Right, said Mo

Feb 24, 2017: Mohammad Shahzad's swashbuckling century secured Afghanistan's fourth series victory over Zimbabwe in the space of three months

Peter Della Penna

IPL 2017

IPL player auction - New faces and where they could end up

Feb 16, 2017: ESPNcricinfo takes a closer look at the skillsets of some of the first-timers at the IPL player auction

Gaurav Sundararaman

Desert T20 Challenge

The team of the tournament at the Desert T20 Challenge

Jan 22, 2017: ESPNcricinfo's picks for the best performers at the inaugural edition of the tournament in the UAE

Peter Della Penna

Afghanistan v Ireland, Desert T20 Challenge, final, Dubai

Nabi, Shahzad demolish Ireland

Jan 20, 2017: Afghanistan bulldozed rivals Ireland by 10 wickets in the final of the inaugural Desert T20

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Dubai

Afghanistan v Oman, Desert T20 Challenge, semi-final, Dubai

Shahzad 80 helps Afghanistan motor into final

Jan 20, 2017: Afghanistan brushed aside a target of 150 with eight wickets to spare, for their fifth consecutive win against Oman in T20 internationals

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Dubai

Associate batting nominees

All-Afghan (almost)

Jan 16, 2017: A certain team features in four out of five nominations for the best Associate batting performances of the year

ESPNcricinfo staff


A gulf between the Associates

Dec 24, 2016: Afghanistan and Ireland received support and some success, but the rest were left to fight over meagre scraps this year

Tim Wigmore
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