Afsar Khan Zazai (born 10 August 1993) is an Afghani cricketer. Khan is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman who is known for his batting skills. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Afghanistan's first ever Test match, against India, in June 2018. He is the first Test cap for Afghanistan.
|Full name||Afsar Khan Zazai|
|Born||10 August 1993|
|Only Test (cap 1)||14 June 2018 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 34)||28 November 2014 v UAE|
|Last ODI||14 June 2017 v West Indies|
|ODI shirt no.||78|
|Only T20I (cap 24)||11 October 2013 v Kenya|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 15 June 2018
He effected nine dismissals in six games at the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers in September 2009. He was just 16 when he was included in the Afghanistan squad for 2010 Under-19s World Cup in New Zealand. In 2012, he played second Under-19s World Cup in Australia.
The Netherlands were favorites to win when they had reduced Afghanistan to 111 for 6 in their chase of 233 on the second day. But Zazai did not give up and along with Mohammad Nabi’s 25 and Samiullah Shenwari’s 20 not out took Afghanistan to second position on the points table behind Ireland.
Afsar added 76 with Nabi and an unbroken 46 for the eighth wicket with Shenwari. He hit 13 boundaries in his unbeaten innings of 84 from 156 deliveries. Though Nabi fell to Michael Swart with the score on 187, Shenwari supported Afsar as he carried Afghanistan to the target.
- Most dismissals in 2009 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier
- Ireland, Scotland notch up fifth wins
- Afghanistan Under-19s Squad for ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2009/10
- Afghanistan Under-19s Squad for ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2012
- Afghanistan, Scotland stay in contention for ninth place
- Debutant Zazai leads Afghanistan to improbable win
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