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 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.
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 had qualified for 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. They were drawn against Australia, Bangladesh & Namibia in group B who they beat, qualifying for Super league, where they lost to South Africa. They finished tournament well 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. 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. They advanced to the semifinals on the basis of NRR.
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.
Under-19 World Cup recordEdit
|Afghanistan's U19 World Cup record|
|1988||Ineligible – not an ICC member|
|2002||Did not enter|
|2006||Did not qualify|
The Afghanistan U-19 Cricket squad selected for 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup:
|Player||Date of Birth||Batting||Bowling style|
|Farhan Zakhil (c)||11 May 2003 (aged 16)||Right||—|
|Noor Ahmed||3 January 2005 (aged 11)||Left||Left-Arm Chinaman|
|Darwish Rasooli||11 August 1998 (aged 17)||Right||Right-arm medium|
|Mohammad Zahir||20 January 1997 (aged 19)||Left||Left-arm medium|
|Mujeeb Zadran||28 January 2001 (aged 15)||Right||Right-arm medium|
|Naveed Obaid||28 August 2000 (aged 15)||Right||—|
|Yousuf Zazai||23 September 1999 (aged 16)||Right||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Nijat Masood||30 December 1998 (aged 17)||Right||Right-arm medium|
|Perwez Malakzai||3 October 2000 (aged 15)||Right||Right-arm off spin|
|Rashid Khan||20 September 1998 (aged 17)||Right||Right-arm leg spin|
|Shamsurrahman||25 November 1999 (aged 16)||Right||Right-arm off spin|
|Tariq Stanikzai||13 December 1999 (aged 16)||Left||Left-arm orthodox|
|Waheedullah Shafaq||2 January 1997 (aged 19)||Right||—|
|Zahir Khan||20 December 1998 (aged 17)||Left||Left-arm chinaman|
|Zia-ur-Rehman||30 December 1997 (aged 18)||Right||Left-arm orthodox|
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