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Qais Ahmad (Pashto: قیص احمد‎; born 15 August 2000) is an Afghan cricketer.[1] In December 2017, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[2] He was the leading wicket-taker for Afghanistan in the tournament, with 14 wickets.[3] Following Afghanistan's matches in the tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Ahmad as the rising star of the squad.[4] In December 2018, he was named in Afghanistan's under-23 team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.[5]

Qais Ahmad
قیص احمد
Personal information
Full nameQais Ahmad Kamawal
Born (2000-08-15) 15 August 2000 (age 18)
Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017Kabul Eagles
2018St Lucia Stars
2018Balkh Legends
2019Rajshahi Kings
2019Hobart Hurricanes
2019Multan Sultans
Source: Cricinfo, 7 December 2017

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Domestic careerEdit

He made his Twenty20 debut for Kabul Eagles in the 2017 Shpageeza Cricket League on 21 September 2017.[6]

He made his first-class debut for Speen Ghar Region in the 2018 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament on 1 March 2018.[7] He took ten wickets in the game and was named the man of the match.[7] He was the leading wicket-taker for Speen Ghar Region during the tournament, with 41 dismissals in eight matches.[8]

He made his List A debut for Speen Ghar Region in the 2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament on 10 July 2018.[9]

T20 franchise careerEdit

Ahead of the 2018 Caribbean Premier League, he was named as one of five players to watch in the tournament.[10] In September 2018, he was named in Balkh's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[11] In the final of the tournament, he took a five-wicket haul, and was named the man of the match, with Balkh Legends going on to win by four wickets.[12] He was also the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with fifteen dismissals in nine matches.[13]

In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Rajshahi Kings team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[14] In February 2019, he was signed by the Hobart Hurricanes for the remainder of the 2018-19 Big Bash League season, as a replacement for Tymal Mills, who was injured.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qais Ahmad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Mujeeb Zadran in Afghanistan squad for Under-19 World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ "ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2017/18 - Afghanistan Under-19s: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  4. ^ "U19CWC Report Card: Afghanistan". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Afghanistan Under-23s Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Eliminator, Shpageeza Cricket League at Kabul, Sep 21 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  7. ^ a b "1st Match, Alokozay Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament at Amanullah, Mar 1-4 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Alokozay Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, 2018, Speen Ghar Region: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Group B, Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament at Khost, Jul 10 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  10. ^ "After Rashid, another Afghan leggie at the CPL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Qais Ahmed, Chris Gayle star as Balkh Legends win inaugural APL". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League, 2018/19 - Balkh Legends: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Hurricanes sign international spinner". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

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