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Asghar Afghan
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Asghar Afghan

Afghanistan|Middle order batter
Asghar Afghan

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2021

Full Name

Mohammad Asghar Afghan

Born

December 26, 1987, Kabul, Afghanistan

Age

33y 140d

Also Known As

Asghar Salamkhail, Asghar Stanikzai

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Middle order batter

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

A middle-order batsman, Asghar Stanikzai has a somewhat tuk-tuk-boom approach to batting, his determined presence at the crease occasionally punctuated with flashes of aggressive strokeplay. In Afghanistan's early forays into the top level of the international game his approach was at odds with that of many of his team-mates in the top order, who seemed to play a shot a ball, and Stanikzai's ability to occupy the crease was an important asset to the side.

He was with Afghanistan at their first major global tournament, the World T20 in 2010, and also played a vital role in their first win over a Test-playing nation, against Bangladesh in March 2014. In typical style, Stanikzai anchored the innings that day and nudged his way to 37 from 73 balls before he hit a boundary. But he then hit six fours and three sixes, one of which went out of the ground, in the last ten overs and shared in a match-winning 164-run partnership with Samiullah Shenwari. If he can replicate that sort of performance more frequently, Stanikzai has a very handy role to play as Afghanistan's middle-order glue.
Liam Brickhill

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test610044016444.0077157.0613371120
ODI11410810242410124.73363066.7711216365240
T20I7266513416221.981217110.18048367200
FC29442186116444.30308960.246617348170
List A14714010300710123.13465664.5811420775290
T2011110413257395*28.272111121.88012154147320
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6218170---5.66-000
ODI11471399131/11/130.333.9246.30000
T20I7214411/41/44.006.004.00000
FC29793520---3.35-000
List A1471220715831/11/152.664.5769.00000
T201115315131/41/417.009.8710.30000
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Photos


Asghar Afghan goes over midwicket
Asghar Afghan pulls powerfully during his quick half-century
Asghar Afghan and Rahmanullah Gurbaz run between the wickets
Asghar Afghan and Sean Williams pose with the trophy
Rashid Khan bumps fists with captain Asghar Afghan
Asghar Afghan has a word of advice for his team-mates