Samiullah Shinwari      

Full name Samiullah Shinwari

Born December 31, 1987, Nangrahar, Afghanistan

Current age 33 years 67 days

Major teams Afghanistan, Boost Region, Dambulla Viiking, Habib Bank Limited, Speen Ghar Tigers

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Samiullah Shinwari
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 84 74 12 1811 96 29.20 2765 65.49 0 11 137 26 21 0
T20Is 64 56 10 1013 61 22.02 858 118.06 0 2 76 37 19 0
First-class 19 29 6 591 102 25.69 1296 45.60 1 2 74 1 16 0
List A 141 127 20 3229 192* 30.17 4366 73.95 3 16 256 68 40 0
T20s 127 110 25 1855 65 21.82 1540 120.45 0 5 130 77 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 84 65 2111 1729 46 4/31 4/31 37.58 4.91 45.8 1 0 0
T20Is 64 38 634 688 28 5/13 5/13 24.57 6.51 22.6 1 1 0
First-class 19 34 2233 1282 39 4/75 5/173 32.87 3.44 57.2 2 0 0
List A 141 118 3994 3354 87 4/24 4/24 38.55 5.03 45.9 4 0 0
T20s 127 80 1282 1491 53 5/13 5/13 28.13 6.97 24.1 1 1 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Afghanistan v Scotland at Benoni, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 4, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 8, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Zimbabwe XI v Afghanistan at Mutare, Aug 16-19, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Amo Region v Boost Region at Amanullah, Dec 9-12, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Afghanistan v Denmark at Vanderbijlpark, Apr 1, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Amo Region v Speen Ghar Region at Kandahar, Oct 17, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Dambulla Viiking v Jaffna Stallions at Hambantota, Dec 14, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 Viiking v Stallions Hambantota 14 Dec 2020 T20
- Viiking v Kings Hambantota 11 Dec 2020 T20
46* Viiking v Gladiators Hambantota 9 Dec 2020 T20
- Viiking v Stallions Hambantota 7 Dec 2020 T20
9*, 0/13 Viiking v Gladiators Hambantota 5 Dec 2020 T20
11* Viiking v Tuskers Hambantota 3 Dec 2020 T20
14, 0/9 Speen-Ghar v Amo Region Kandahar 17 Oct 2020 LA
34, 2/24 Speen-Ghar v Boost Region Kandahar 15 Oct 2020 LA
23 Speen-Ghar v Band-Region Kandahar 13 Oct 2020 LA
4/30, 10 Speen-Ghar v Mis-Ainak Kandahar 11 Oct 2020 LA
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Dec 9, 2020

Samiullah Shinwari played a vital innings, Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Viiking, LPL 2020, Hambantota, December 9, 2020

Samiullah Shinwari played a vital innings

© LPL

Mar 6, 2020

Najibullah Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari get together, Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st ODI, Greater Noida, March 6, 2020

Najibullah Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari get together

© AFP

Jun 24, 2019

Samiullah Shinwari was stranded on 49, Afghanistan v Bangladesh, World Cup 2019, Southampton, June 24, 2019

Samiullah Shinwari was stranded on 49

© Getty Images