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Afghanistan national under-19 cricket team

The Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team (Pashto: د افغانستان ۱۹ کلنو لوبډله) represents the country of Afghanistan in U-19 international cricket.

Afghanistan
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Personnel
CaptainNaveen-ul-Haq
CoachDawlat Ahmadzai
Team information
Founded2009

Afghanistan finished second in the 2009 Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which was held in Canada. The team gained victories over Sierra Leone, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, the United States, Uganda, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea. The team lost just two matches to Ireland and Canada. Afghanistan have finished fourth in 2011 Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which gained them qualification to 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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HistoryEdit

The team played in the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. Afghanistan were drawn in Group A, where they played England, Hong Kong and India. Afghanistan got an wooden spoon in this World Cup.

Afghanistan played in the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. They played against Pakistan, New Zealand and Scotland.

Afghanistan had qualified for 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. They were drawn against Australia, Bangladesh & Namibia in group B in they beat and qualified for Super league where they lost of South Africa. They finished tournament of high by securing 7th position.

At the Asia cupEdit

The team made it to the semifinals of the 2016 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, losing out to India by 77 runs.[1] In the league stages of the tournament Afghanistan lost their first match, being defeated by Bangladesh. However, they won their next two matches against Pakistan and Singapore.[2][3][4] They advanced to the semifinals on the basis of NRR.[5]

Afghanistan won the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, defeating Pakistan in the final by a huge margin of 185 runs. In the league stages, Afghanistan won their matches against Pakistan and UAE but lost to Sri Lanka. They faced Nepal in the semifinals, whom they defeated by 7 wickets.[6]

Under-19 World Cup recordEdit

Afghanistan's U19 World Cup record
Year Result Pos Pld W L T NR
  1988 Ineligible – not an ICC member
  1998
  2000
  2002 Did not enter
  2004
  2006 Did not qualify
  2008
  2010 First round 16th 16 6 1 5 0 0
  2012 First round 10th 16 6 3 3 0 0
  2014 Quarter-finals 7th 16 6 3 3 0 0
  2016 First round 9th 16 6 4 2 0 0
  2018 Semi-finals 4th 16 6 3 2 0 1
  2020 Qualified
Total 30 14 15 0 1

Current squadEdit

The Afghanistan U-19 Cricket squad selected for 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup:

Player Date of Birth Batting Bowling style
Naveen-ul-Haq (c) (1997-12-28)28 December 1997 (aged 18) Right
Ikram Ali Khil (2000-09-20)20 September 2000 (aged 15) Left
Darwish Rasooli (1998-08-11)11 August 1998 (aged 17) Right Right-arm medium
Mohammad Zahir (1997-01-20)20 January 1997 (aged 19) Left Left-arm medium
Mujeeb Zadran (2001-01-28)28 January 2001 (aged 15) Right Right-arm medium
Naveed Obaid (2000-08-28)28 August 2000 (aged 15) Right
Yousuf Zazai (1999-09-23)23 September 1999 (aged 16) Right Right-arm medium-fast
Nijat Masood (1998-12-30)30 December 1998 (aged 17) Right Right-arm medium
Perwez Malakzai (2000-10-03)3 October 2000 (aged 15) Right Right-arm off spin
Rashid Khan (1998-09-20)20 September 1998 (aged 17) Right Right-arm leg spin
Shamsurrahman (1999-11-25)25 November 1999 (aged 16) Right Right-arm off spin
Tariq Stanikzai (1999-12-13)13 December 1999 (aged 16) Left Left-arm orthodox
Waheedullah Shafaq (1997-01-02)2 January 1997 (aged 19) Right
Zahir Khan (1998-12-20)20 December 1998 (aged 17) Left Left-arm chinaman
Zia-ur-Rehman (1997-12-30)30 December 1997 (aged 18) Right Left-arm orthodox

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1st Semi-Final (D/N), Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup at Colombo, Dec 20 2016 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  2. ^ "Group B, Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup at Matara, Dec 15 2016 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  3. ^ "Group B, Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup at Matara, Dec 16 2016 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  4. ^ "Group B, Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup at Kaluthara, Dec 18 2016 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  5. ^ "Points Table | Global | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  6. ^ "Faizi ton, Mujeeb five-for hand Afghanistan maiden U-19 Asia Cup title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2017.

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