Samiullah Shinwari

Samiullah Shinwari (Pashto: سميع الله شينواري; born 31 December 1987) is an Afghan cricketer who represents Afghanistan in international level. He is a right-handed batsman and part-time leg break bowler. He made his international debut for Afghanistan in April 2009.[1]

Samiullah Shinwari
Personal information
Full name
Samiullah Shinwari
Born (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 35)
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
BowlingLeg break
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 11)19 April 2009 v Scotland
Last ODI4 July 2019 v West Indies
T20I debut (cap 9)1 February 2010 v Ireland
Last T20I3 September 2022 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
2011/12Afghan Cheetahs
2013Khulna Royal Bengals
2013/14Mohammedan Sporting Club
2017Boost Region
2017Speen Ghar Tigers
2017Rangpur Riders
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 84 65 19 146
Runs scored 1,811 1,013 591 3,375
Batting average 29.20 22.02 25.68 30.40
100s/50s 0/11 0/2 1/2 3/18
Top score 96 61 102 192*
Balls bowled 2,111 634 2,233 4,078
Wickets 46 28 39 90
Bowling average 37.58 24.57 32.87 38.06
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/31 5/13 4/75 4/24
Catches/stumpings 21/– 19/– 16/– 41/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 September 2022
Medal record


Domestic careerEdit

Shinwari played for the then 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.[2] He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer, with 398 runs in six matches.[3]

In September 2018, Shinwari was named in Paktia's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[4]

International careerEdit

Shinwari 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.

Shinwari was run out just one run short of his highest score in ODIs. He had scored 82 against Kenya in Amstelveen in 2010. This was his fourth fifty in ODIs and his first against a Test nation.[5]

Asghar Stanikzai and Shinwari 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.[6] 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 Shinwari 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.

In April 2019, Shinwari was named in Afghanistan's 15 man squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[7][8] In November 2019, he was named as the captain of Afghanistan's squad for the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh.[9]

On 6 March 2020, against Ireland in the first T20I, Shinwari completed 1000 T20I runs, thus becoming only the 4th Afghan player to reach 1000 T20I runs.[10]


  1. ^ "Samiullah Shinwari profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Amo Outclassed by Sami's Carnage". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, 2018: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh's first-encounter blues, Afghan's first". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Stanikzai and Shenwari engineer expert escape". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Hamid Hassan picked in Afghanistan's World Cup squad; Naib to captain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Asghar Afghan included in Gulbadin Naib-led World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Afghanistan Emerging travels to Bangladesh for Asia Cup". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2020: 1st T20I – A new T20I record for Rashid, Afghanistan's winning streak and more stats". CricTracker. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2021.

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