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Afsar Zazai
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Afsar Zazai

Afghanistan|Wicketkeeper batter
Afsar Zazai

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2021

Full Name

Afsar Khan Zazai

Born

August 10, 1993, Kabul

Age

27y 358d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

TEAMS

Afsar Zazai's talent as a wicketkeeper-batsman was identified early and he was just 16 years old when he was included in Afghanistan's squad for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup. He'd already been on the age group radar for a while, having played for the Under-17 side at the Asian Cricket Council Challenge Cup, and had assured his place in the Under-19 squad with nine dismissals in six games at the U19 World Cup qualifiers in 2009. A developing talent, he went to his second Youth World Cup in 2012, the same year he made his First Class debut for the full Afghan national side in the Intercontinental Cup.

Displaying a maturity beyond his years, he helped Afghanistan overcome Netherlands with six catches and a measured, unbeaten second innings 84. Mohammad Shahzad's presence in the senior team meant he was made to wait for his opportunities, but he made the most of them when they came. Zazai made his ODI debut against United Arab Emirates in November 2014, starting with a tidy 60, a catch and a stumping. He followed that up with 51 in his second ODI, and leapt ahead of Shahzad to be included as Afghanistan's first choice 'keeper for the 2015 World Cup.
Liam Brickhill

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test58117248*24.5741241.740017291
ODI171612646017.6048854.0902150202
T20I110999.002142.85000001
FC29415114812431.88231449.612614612678
List A454238907522.82148459.97045864413
T201918736456*33.09343106.120130893
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5------------
ODI17------------
T20I1------------
FC29230240---4.80-000
List A45------------
T2019------------
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATWKDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe--2c/0s & 2c/0s10-Mar-2021Abu DhabiTest # 2415
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe37 & 00c/0s & 0c/0s02-Mar-2021Abu DhabiTest # 2413
Amo-Region vs Mis-Ainak461c/0s22-Oct-2020KandaharList A
Amo-Region vs Band-Region22*1c/0s19-Oct-2020KandaharList A
Amo-Region vs Speen-Ghar33*1c/1s17-Oct-2020KandaharList A

Photos


Afsar Zazai plays a defensive stroke
Kraigg Brathwaite plays one on the off side as Afsar Zazai looks on
The Band-e-Amir Dragons players celebrate a wicket
Rashid Khan sets off on a celebratory run, with Afsar Zazai in pursuit, after the last wicket
Rashid Khan and Afsar Zazai walk back to the pavilion
Afsar Zazai loses his stumps to an Ishant Sharma beauty