The Balkh Legends (Pashto: د بلخ اتلان Da Balkh Atalān; Persian: قهرمانان بلخ) are a franchise cricket team which participates in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL). They joined the APL as one of its original members in 2018. Afghan alrounder Mohammad Nabi was the captain for the inaugural session and Australian coach Simon Helmot was appointed as the head coach of the team. They won the first edition, after beating Kabul Zwanan by four wickets in the final.
|د بلخ اتلان|
|League||Afghanistan Premier League|
|Home ground||Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Sharjah|
- As of 14:35, Thursday, April 18, 2019 (UTC)
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth Date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Signed Year||Notes|
|333||Chris Gayle||21 September 1979||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||Overseas|
|82||Colin Munro||11 March 1987||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||2018||Overseas|
|24||Dilshan Munaweera||24 April 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||Overseas|
|9||Malcolm Waller||28 September 1984||Right handed||Right-arm off break||2018||Overseas|
|87||Usman Ghani||20 November 1996||Right handed||—||2018|
|—||Darwish Rasooli||12 December 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||Overseas|
|—||Tariq Stanikzai||13 December 1999||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2018|
|—||Farhan Zakhil||Right handed||—||2018|
|10||Ravi Bopara||4 May 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2018||Overseas|
|27||Ryan ten Doeschate||30 June 1980||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018||Overseas|
|7||Mohammad Nabi||1 January 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018|
|21||Mohammad Nawaz||21 March 1994||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2018||Overseas, Unavailable|
|11||Gulbadin Naib||16 March 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2018|
|16||Mirwais Ashraf||30 June 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2018|
|—||Asadullah Matani||10 October 1998||Right handed||Right-arm leg break||2018|
|—||Ikram Ali Khil||29 September 2000||Left-handed||—||2018|
|56||Ben Laughlin||3 October 1982||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2018||Overseas|
|55||Aftab Alam||30 November 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018|
|30||Qais Ahmad||15 August 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2018|
|—||Abdullah Salarzai||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2018|
Administration and Supporting StaffEdit
Head Coach: Simon Helmot
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