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The Kandahar Knights (Pashto: د کندهار توریاليDa Kandahār Tūryālī) are a franchise cricket team which participates in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL).[1] They joined the APL as one of its original members in 2018. Asghar Afghan was the captain for the inaugural session and English coach Kabir Ali was appointed as the head coach of the team.[2][3][4]

Kandahar Knights
د کندهار توریالي
Kandahar-Knights-team-logo.jpg
LeagueAfghanistan Premier League
Personnel
CaptainAfghanistan Asghar Afghan
CoachEngland Kabir Ali
OwnerSB Sports
Team information
CityKandahar, Afghanistan
Founded2018
Home groundSharjah Cricket Stadium. Sharjah
Capacity16,000
History
APL wins0
Official website:aplt20.tv/teams/Kandahar-Knights

Current SquadEdit

As of 22:55, Thursday, June 20, 2019 (UTC)

The following players listed here are in present squad.[5]

No. Player Nat. Batting Style Bowling Style Signed Year Notes
Batsman
Nasir Jamal   Right-handed 2018
Brendon McCullum   Right handed Right-arm medium 2018 Overseas
Najibullah Zadran   Left handed Right-arm offbreak 2018
Karim Sadiq   Right handed Right-arm offbreak 2018
Waheedullah Shafaq   Right-handed 2018
Asghar Afghan   Right handed Right-arm medium fast 2018 Captain
Iftikhar Ahmed   Right handed 2018 Overseas
Wicket-Keepers
Ashish Bagai   Right-handed N/A 2018 Overseas
8 Mohammad Mithun Ali   Right-handed N/A 2018 Overseas
Sam Billings   Right-handed N/A 2018 Overseas
Alrounders
Kevin O'Brien   Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018 Overseas
Mohammad Naveed   Right handed Right-arm medium 2018 Overseas
Karim Sadiq   Right handed Right-arm offbreak 2018
Paul Stirling   Right handed Right-arm offbreak 2018
Amir Hamza   Right handed Left-arm orthodox 2018
Zahir Shehzad   Right handed Left-arm orthodox 2018
Soumya Sarkar   Right handed Right-arm orthodox 2018 Overseas
Bowlers
3 Taskin Ahmed   Left handed Right-arm fast 2018 Overseas
Waqarullah Ishaq   Right handed Left-arm medium 2018
Abdul Baqi   Right handed Right-arm Legbreak googly 2018
Waqar Salamkheil   Right handed Left-arm medium 2018
Sayed Shirzad   Left handed Left-arm medium 2018
Amir Hamza   Right handed Left-arm orthodox 2018
Tymal Mills   Right handed Left-arm fast 2018 Overseas
Wahab Riaz   Right handed Left-arm fast 2018 Overseas

Administration and Supporting StaffEdit

Heads Coach:   Kabir Ali

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League slated for October 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Afghans ready with their version of T20 league". Times of India. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "ICC approves plans for Afghanistan Premier League". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Sharjah to host Afghanistan T20 League from October 5". Gulf News. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Kandahar Knights Squad", Cricinfo