Nawroz Mangal

Afghanistan|Top order Batter
Nawroz Mangal
INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2017
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Full Name

Nawroz Khan Mangal


July 15, 1984, Kabul, Afghanistan


39y 339d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Top order Batter



Nawroz Mangal was not Afghanistan's first captain, but he led the team to notable success after taking over the helm in 2007 and was in charge when the team became the first affiliate nation to gain ODI status at the 2009 World Cup Qualifiers, and when they qualified for the 2010 World Twenty20 tournament. A middle-order batsman, Mangal is not as carefree a stroke-maker as some in Afghanistan's batting order, but lends solidity to the middle order. Mangal handed the captaincy on to Mohammad Nabi in November 2010 but remained a fixture in the team's line-up, gaining a second chance at leading the team before once again handing the reins to Nabi in March 2013 in order to focus on his own batting.

Mangal spent most of his early life in refugee camps in Pakistan, and like many of his team-mates that is where he picked up cricket. His start in cricket echoes the story of Bollywood cricket movie 'Iqbal' - Taj Malik, the coach of the Afghanistan team, spotted the talented Mangal and wished to groom him further. Mangal's father, however, was totally against the idea as he didn't think that a living could be made out of the sport. But, in a curious mirroring of the film's plot, Malik went to great lengths to change his mind, staying overnight at Mangal's home, pleading with his father and convincing him that his son could forge a noteworthy career. His father finally relented, and Mangal has since become, along with the rest of his team, a national hero.
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Nawroz Mangal Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Nawroz Mangal

BDD vs Kabul Eagles420-Sep-2017KabulT20
BDD vs AMSKS1916-Sep-2017KabulT20
BDD vs BEAD2015-Sep-2017KabulT20
BDD vs MAK2913-Sep-2017KabulT20
BDD vs SGT4112-Sep-2017KabulT20

Photos of Nawroz Mangal

Nawroz Mangal drives wide of long -off for a boundary during his 34
Nawroz Mangal spins the coin toss in his final match for Afghanistan
William Porterfield and Nawroz Mangal hold the tournament trophy ahead of the inaugural final
Nawroz Mangal gets a guard of honour from his team
Team-mates carry Nawroz Mangal on a victory lap
Nawroz Mangal is clapped onto the field by team-mates and fans as he walks out for his final innings