Samiullah Shenwari (Pashto: سميع الله شينواري) (born December 31, 1987) is an Afghan cricketer who represents Afghanistan in international level. He is a right-handed batsman and leg break bowler who normally act as a batting all-rounder in the team.
|Full name||Samiullah Shenwari|
|Born||31 December 1987|
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
|ODI debut (cap 11)||19 April 2009 v Scotland|
|Last ODI||10 March 2019 v Ireland|
|T20I debut (cap 9)||1 February 2010 v Ireland|
|Last T20I||23 February 2019 v Ireland|
|Domestic team information|
|2013||Khulna Royal Bengals|
|2013/14||Mohammedan Sporting Club|
|2017||Speen Ghar Tigers|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 10 March 2019
He played for the newly formed Afghan Cheetahs team in the Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup 2011-12. In the final group stage match of the 2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, he scored 192 not out, batting for Speen Ghar Region against Amo Region. He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer, with 398 runs in six matches.
Shenwari is a part of the rapidly rising Afghan cricket team that in under a year has won the World Cricket League Division Five, Division Four and Division Three, thus promoting them to Division Two and allowing them to partake in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier where they gained One Day International (ODI) status.
Asghar Stanikzai and Shenwari added 164 runs for the sixth wicket for Afghanistan which was the highest sixth-wicket partnership in the Asia Cup beating the 112 runs added by Alok Kapali and Mahmudullah against India at National Stadium, Karachi in 2008.
The partnership was Afghanistan's highest for the sixth wicket in ODIs and their first century partnership for that wicket. Their previous highest partnership for the sixth wicket was 86 between Raees Ahmadzai and Shenwari against Scotland in Benoni in 2009. The partnership was also Afghanistan's third-highest partnership for any wicket and only their sixth hundred partnerships in ODIs.
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- Bangladesh's first-encounter blues, Afghan's first
- Stanikzai and Shenwari engineer expert escape
- "Hamid Hassan picked in Afghanistan's World Cup squad; Naib to captain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- "Asghar Afghan included in Gulbadin Naib-led World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 April 2019.