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Aftab Alam (born 30 November 1992) is an Afghan international cricketer. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for the Afghanistan national cricket team in early 2010.[1] He made his first-class debut for Mis Ainak Region in the 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament on 13 November 2017.[2]

Aftab Alam
Personal information
Full nameAftab Alam
Born (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 26)
Nangarhar, Afghanistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 17)16 February 2010 v Canada
Last ODI22 June 2019 v India
T20I debut (cap 20)24 March 2012 v Ireland
Last T20I22 August 2018 v Ireland
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017Speen Ghar Tigers
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 25 12 8 40
Runs scored 80 2 129 143
Batting average 13.33 1 10.75 14.30
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 16* 1* 36 16*
Balls bowled 1,185 245 1,143 1,975
Wickets 40 11 17 60
Bowling average 24.07 29.45 35.05 27.16
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/25 2/23 6/38 4/25
Catches/stumpings 6/– 3/– 7/– 10/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 June 2019

In July 2018, he was the leading wicket-taker for Speen Ghar Region in the 2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, with ten dismissals in four matches.[3]

In September 2018, he was named in Balkh's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[4]

In April 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[5][6] However, Aftab was ruled out of the tournament due to "exceptional circumstances" and was replaced by Sayed Shirzad.[7] After the tournament, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) handed Aftab a one-year ban from all cricket, following a series of incidents that took place during the Cricket World Cup.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Aftab Alam". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  2. ^ "10th Match, Alokozay Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament at Amanullah, Nov 13-16 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, 2018 - Speen Ghar Region: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Hamid Hassan picked in Afghanistan's World Cup squad; Naib to captain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Asghar Afghan included in Gulbadin Naib-led World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "ICC approves Shirzad as replacement for Alam". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Afghanistan pacer Aftab Alam handed one-year suspension". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 July 2019.

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