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Afghanistan at the Cricket World Cup

Cricket is the national sport of Afghanistan. Beginning in the mid 1800s, Cricket has been widely popular in Afghanistan, though progress on the international level was slow. In 1995, The Afghanistan Cricket Board was founded. Afghanistan became an affiliate member of ICC in 2001, after forming a national team. From 2008 to 2013, Afghanistan went from Division Five of the World Cricket League to a Full Associate Member. Afghanistan debuted in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[1] Afghanistan qualified for finals in ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018 and defeated West Indies in finals. 2019 World Cup was 2nd World Cup which Afghanistan qualified. They qualified under the captaincy Asgar Afghan.

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Cricket World Cup recordEdit

Year Round Played Won Tied Lost Captain
  1975 Not eligible – not an ICC member
  1979
  1983
   1987
   1992
    1996
     1999
    2003 Not an ICC member at time of qualifying
  2007 Did Not Qualify
    2011
   2015 Group Stage 6 1 0 5 Mohammad Nabi
  2019 Group Stage 9 0 0 9

Gulbadin Naib

  2023 TBD - - - -

TBD

Total Group Stage 15 1 0 14

World Cup Record (By Team)Edit

Cricket World Cup matches (By team)
Opponents Played Wins Loses Ties Win%
  Australia 2 0 2 0 0%
  Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 0%
  England 2 0 2 0 0%
  Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 0%
  South Africa 1 0 1 0 0%
  New Zealand 2 0 2 0 0%
  India 1 0 1 0 0%
  Pakistan 1 0 1 0 0%
  West Indies 1 0 1 0 0%
  Scotland 1 1 0 0 100%
Total 15 1 14 0 6.66%

2015 Cricket World CupEdit

The 2015 Cricket World was the first Cricket World Cup Afghanistan participated in. Afghanistan was grouped with hosts Australia and New Zealand. The group also included test playing nations Sri Lanka, England and Bangladesh, along with Scotland.

2015 World Cup matchesEdit

Opponents Played Wins Loses Ties Win%
  Australia 1 0 1 0 0%
  Bangladesh 1 0 1 0 0%
  England 1 0 1 0 0%
  Sri Lanka 1 0 1 0 0%
  New Zealand 1 0 1 0 0%
  Scotland 1 1 0 0 100%
Total 6 1 5 0 16.66% Source: [1]
18 February
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
267 (50 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
162 (42.5 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 71 (56)
Shapoor Zadran 2/20 (7 overs)
Mohammad Nabi 44 (43)
Mashrafe Mortaza 3/20 (9 overs)
Bangladesh won by 105 runs
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Mushfiqur Rahim (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to achieve 4000 ODI runs.

22 February
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
232 (49.4 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
236/6 (48.2 overs)
Asghar Stanikzai 54 (57)
Lasith Malinga 3/41 (7 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 100 (120)
Hamid Hassan 3/45 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
University Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Mahela Jayawardena (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Both Sri Lanka openers (Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan) were dismissed for golden ducks. It was the second time in ODI history where this has occurred.[2]
  • Hamid Hassan became first Afghan bowler to take 50 ODI wickets and seventh-quickest in the world to take 50 ODI wickets.[2]

26 February
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
Scotland  
210 (50 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
211/9 (49.3 overs)
Matt Machan 31 (28)
Shapoor Zadran 4/38 (10 overs)
Samiullah Shenwari 96 (147)
Richie Berrington 4/40 (10 overs)
Afghanistan won by 1 wicket
University Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Samiullah Shenwari (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the first time Scotland scored over 200 in a World Cup match.[3]
  • Alasdair Evans and Majid Haq's ninth-wicket partnership of 62 was Scotland's best ninth-wicket partnership in ODIs.
  • This was Afghanistan's first ever World Cup win.
  • Scotland captain Preston Mommsen was fined 20% of his match fee, and the other Scotland players 10%, for a slow over rate.[4]

4 March
14:30 (AWST) (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
417/6 (50 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
142 (37.3 overs)
David Warner 178 (133)
Shapoor Zadran 2/89 (10 overs)
Nawroz Mangal 33 (35)
Mitchell Johnson 4/22 (7.3 overs)
Australia won by 275 runs
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: David Warner (Aus)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Australia's score of 417/6 is the highest in World Cup history.[5]
  • Dawlat Zadran (Afg) became the third bowler in World Cup matches to concede 100 runs or more in an innings.[5]
  • Australia's victory margin of 275 runs is the highest in World Cup history.[6]

8 March
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
186 (47.4 overs)
v
  New Zealand
188/4 (36.1 overs)
Najibullah Zadran 56 (56)
Daniel Vettori 4/18 (10 overs)
Martin Guptill 57 (76)
Shapoor Zadran 1/45 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
McLean Park, Napier
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Daniel Vettori (NZ)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Daniel Vettori (NZ) took his 300th ODI wicket in this match.[7]
  • Afghanistan was eliminated from the World Cup as a result of this match.[8]

13 March
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
111/7 (36.2 overs)
v
  England
101/1 (18.1 overs)
Shafiqullah 30 (64)
Chris Jordan 2/13 (6.2 overs)
Ian Bell 52* (56)
Hamid Hassan 1/17 (5 overs)
England won by 9 wickets (D/L method)
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and S. Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Chris Jordan (Eng)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Afghanistan's innings ended in the 37th over and England's target reduced to 101 off 25 overs due to rain.

2019 Cricket World CupEdit

2019 World Cup Was 2nd World Cup in which Afghanistan participated. This World Cup was in Round robin format where Afghanistan faced all the other teams which include Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West indies, but couldn't manage to beat anyone.

2019 World Cup MatchesEdit

Opponents Played Wins Loses Ties Win%
  Australia 1 0 1 0 0%
  Bangladesh 1 0 1 0 0%
  England 1 0 1 0 0%
  India 1 0 1 0 0%
  New Zealand 1 0 1 0 0%
  Pakistan 1 0 1 0 0%
  South Africa 1 0 1 0 0%
  Sri Lanka 1 0 1 0 0%
  West Indies 1 0 1 0 0%
Total 9 0 9 0 0% Source: [2]
1 June 2019
13:30 (BST) (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
207 (38.2 overs)
v
  Australia
209-3 (34.5 overs)
Najibullah 51 (49)
Pat Cummins 3/40 (8.2 overs)
David Warner 89 (114)
Gulbadin Naib 1/31 (5 overs)
Australia won by 7 Wickets
County Ground , Bristol
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Aleem Dar (PAK)
Player of the match: David Warner (Aus)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rashid Khan (Afg) played in his 100th international match, which included one game with a World XI side in May 2018.[9]



4 June 2019
10:30 (BST)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
201 (36.5 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
152 (32.4 overs)
Kusal Perera 78 (81)
Mohammed Nabi 4/30 (9 overs)
Najibullah 43 (56)
Nuwan Pradeep 4/31 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 34 Runs (D/L method)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: Paul Wilson (Aus) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Nuwan Pradeep (SL)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • match was reduced to 41 overs each side due to early drizzle. DLS target for Afghanistan was 187.
  • Rashid Khan played in his 100th international match for Afghanistan.[10]
  • Lahiru Thirimanne (SL) scored his 3,000th run in ODIs.[11]

8 June 2019
13:30 (BST) (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
172 (41.1 overs)
v
  New Zealand
173-3 (32.1 overs)
Hashmatullah Shahidi 59 (99)
James Neesham 5/31 (10 overs)
Kane Williamson 79* (99)
Aftab Alam 3/45 (8.1 overs)
New Zealand won by 7 Wickets
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Aleem Dar (PAK)
Player of the match: James Neesham (NZ)

15 June 2019
13:30 (BST) (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
125 (34.1 overs)
v
  South Africa
131-1 (28.4 overs)
Rashid Khan 35 (25)
Imran Tahir 4/29 (7 overs)
Quinton de Kock 68* (72)
Gulbadin Naib 1/29 (6 overs)
South Africa won by 9 Wickets (D/L method)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Player of the match: Imran Tahir (RSA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • South Africa were set a revised target of 127 runs from 48 overs due to rain.

18 June 2019
10:30 (BST)
Scorecard
England  
397-6 (50 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
247-3 (50 overs)
Eoin Morgan 148 (71)
Gulbadin Naib 3/68 (10 overs)
Hashmatullah Shahidi 76 (100)
Jofra Archer 3/52 (10 overs)
England won by 150 runs.
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Paul Reiffel (Aus) and Joel Wilson (Wi)
Player of the match: Eoin Morgan (Eng)


22 June 2019
10:30 (BST)
Scorecard
India  
224/8 (50 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
213 (49.5 overs)
Virat Kohli 67 (63)
Mohammad Nabi 2/33 (9 overs)
Mohammad Nabi 52 (55)
Mohammed Shami 4/40 (9.5 overs)
India won by 11 runs
Rose Bowl, Southampton
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Jasprit Bumrah (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mohammed Shami (Ind) took a hat-trick.[20]
  • This was India's 50th win in the World Cup.[21]
  • Afghanistan were eliminated as a result of this match.[22]

24 June 2019
10:30 (BST)
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
262/7 (50 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
200 (47 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 83 (87)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3/39 (10 overs)
Samiullah Shinwari 49 (51)
Shakib Al Hasan 5/29 (10 overs)
Bangladesh won by 62 runs
Rose Bowl, Southampton
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Soumya Sarkar (Ban) played in his 50th ODI.[23]
  • Gulbadin Naib played in his 100th international match for Afghanistan,[24] and scored his 1,000th run in ODIs.[25]
  • Shakib Al Hasan became the first batsman for Bangladesh to score 1,000 runs in the Cricket World Cup,[26] and the first bowler for Bangladesh to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match.[27]
  • Shakib Al Hasan also became the second cricketer, after Yuvraj Singh, to score 50 runs and take five wickets in the same match at the World Cup.[28]
  • Shakib Al Hasan became the only player to score 1,000 runs and pick up 30 wickets in the World Cup, and the only player to score 400 runs and take 10 wickets in a single tournament.[29][30][31][32]

29 June 2019
10:30 (BST)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
227/9 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
230/7 (49.4 overs)
Asghar Afghan 42 (35)
Shaheen Afridi 4/47 (10 overs)
Imad Wasim 49* (54)
Mohammad Nabi 2/23 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Imad Wasim (Pak)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Imad Wasim (Pak) Scored Match Winning 49*(54) and picked up 2 Wickets.
  • Mohammad Nabi (Afg) took his 200th wicket in international cricket.[33]

4 July 2019
10:30 (BST)
Scorecard
West Indies  
311/6 (50 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
288 (50 overs)
Shai Hope 77 (92)
Dawlat Zadran 2/73 (9 overs)
Ikram Alikhil 86 (93)
Carlos Brathwaite 4/63 (9 overs)
West Indies won by 23 runs
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Shai Hope (WI)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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