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5 Afghan cricketers who are among the world’s best


Mohammad Shahzad Mohammadi (born 31 January 1988) is an Afghan cricketer who is a right-handed batsman who plays primarily as a wicketkeeper. Shahzad represents Afghanistan in international cricket. Known as a hard big hitter for the ball, Shahzad has the most number of Twenty20 International Player of the match awards by an associate member with 9 T20I Player of the match awards, and holds the record for the most scores of 50 or more in T20I by an associate player as well. He is the highest run scorer for all associate nations.

Mohammad Nabi (born 3 March 1985) is a right-handed batsman and off break bowler who plays for Afghanistan, and the captain of Afghanistan Cricket team from 2012 until 2015. Mohammad Nabi in club level has played for Sylhet Royals and Mohammedan Sporting Club of Bangladesh, Afghan Cheetahs in Pakistan and Marylebone Cricket Club in UK. In 2016 he played for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Samiullah Shenwari: (born December 31, 1987) is an Afghan cricketer who represents Afghanistan in international level. He is a right-handed batsman and leg break bowler who normally act as a batting all-rounder in the team.

Dawlat Zadran, also known as Dollat Zadran, (born 19 March 1988) is an Afghan cricketer. Zadran is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast. He was born in Paktia Province. Zadran is a genuine fast bowler who mainly bowls around 140–145 km/h. His fastest delivery was clocked at 148 km/h in a match against Canada. He is among the very few players to be ranked in top 10 of the ICC Rankings. As of January 2016, he is ranked eighth in the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Rankings.

Rashid Khan Arman: (born 20 September 1998) is an Afghan cricketer. He made his One Day International debut for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe on 18 October 2015. He made his Twenty20 International debut, also against Zimbabwe, on 26 October 2015.