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Ihsanullah (born 28 December 1997) is an Afghan cricketer who is a right-handed opening batsmen.[1] He made his first-class debut for Afghanistan against the Netherlands in the 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup on 29 July 2016.[2] Prior to his first-class debut, he played for the Afghanistan U-19 team in the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[3][4] He made his Test cricket debut in March 2019.[5]

Ihsanullah
Personal information
Full nameIhsanullah Janat
Born (1997-09-28) 28 September 1997 (age 21)
Khost, Afghanistan
BattingRight-handed
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 12)15 March 2019 v Ireland
ODI debut (cap 40)24 February 2017 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI23 September 2018 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017Boost Region
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 10 4 17 7
Runs scored 170 254 382 211
Batting average 18.88 50.80 25.46 30.14
100s/50s 0/2 1/1 0/4 0/1
Top score 54 124 80* 54
Catches/stumpings 8/– 2/– 10/– 3/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 15 March 2019

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International careerEdit

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on 24 February 2017.[6] He made his domestic List A debut (having already played two List A matches for Afghanistan A and the ODI against Zimbabwe) for Boost Region in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament on 11 August 2017.[7] He made his Twenty20 debut for Mis Ainak Knights in the 2017 Shpageeza Cricket League on 12 September 2017.[8]

In November 2017, in Afghanistan's Intercontinental Cup match against the United Arab Emirates, Ihsanullah and Rahmat Shah Zurmatai made the highest partnership for Afghanistan in first-class cricket, scoring 197 runs for the second wicket.[9] Ihsanullah also scored his maiden first-class century in the process.[9]

In December 2018, he was named in Afghanistan's under-23 team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.[10]

Test cricketEdit

In May 2018, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for their inaugural Test match, played against India, but he was not selected for the match.[11][12] In February 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's Test squad for their one-off match against Ireland in India.[13][14] He made his Test debut for Afghanistan against Ireland on 15 March 2019.[15]

T20 franchise careerEdit

In September 2018, he was named in Paktia's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ihsanullah". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "ICC Intercontinental Cup, Netherlands v Afghanistan at The Hague, Jul 29 – Aug 1, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Afghanistan U-19s Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Uncapped Ihsanullah in Afghanistan's Intercontinental Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah see Afghanistan through to historic maiden Test win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 4th ODI: Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Harare, Feb 24, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  7. ^ "3rd Match, Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament at Khost, Aug 11 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  8. ^ "3rd Match, Shpageeza Cricket League at Kabul, Sep 12 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Ihsanullah-Rahmat record stand puts Afghanistan in control". ESPN Cricinfo. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Afghanistan Under-23s Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Afghanistan Squads for T20I Bangladesh Series and on-eoff India Test Announced". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Afghanistan pick four spinners for inaugural Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Mujeeb left out for Ireland Test, Shahzad out of T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  14. ^ "No Mujeeb in Tests as Afghanistan announce squads for Ireland series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Only Test, Ireland tour of India at Dehra Dun, Mar 15-19 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Gayle, Afridi, Russell: icons in Afghanistan Premier League". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

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