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Mohammad Yamin Ahmadzai (born 25 July 1992) is an Afghan cricketer. Ahmadzai is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. He was born in Laghman Province. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Afghanistan's first ever Test match, against India, in June 2018, and took Afghanistan's first wicket in Test cricket.

Yamin Ahmadzai
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Yamin Ahmadzai
Born (1992-07-25) 25 July 1992 (age 26)
Laghman Province, Afghanistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 11)14 June 2018 v India
Last Test15 March 2019 v Ireland
ODI debut (cap 37)25 December 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI19 July 2016 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 32)29 November 2015 v Oman
Last T20I30 November 2015 v Oman
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 3 23 16
Runs scored 1 3 209 75
Batting average 0.50 3.00 7.20 10.71
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 1 3* 39 17
Balls bowled 186 108 2,704 731
Wickets 6 2 70 18
Bowling average 15.33 45.00 21.15 36.55
5 wickets in innings 0 0 3 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/41 1/23 5/29 5/39
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 7/– 8/–
Source: Cricinfo, 15 March 2019

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CareerEdit

Ahmadzai made his debut for Afghanistan Under-19s in a Youth One Day International against India Under-19s in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He made two further Youth One Day International appearances in that competition, against Hong Kong Under-19s and Papua New Guinea Under-19s.[1] He also played for the Under-19s in the 2011 Under-19 World Cup Qualifier in Ireland, helping Afghanistan to qualify for the main event in 2012.[2]

Later in 2011, he made his Twenty20 debut for the Afghan Cheetahs in the Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup against Multan Tigers. He scored an unbeaten single run in the Cheetahs innings, while in the Tigers innings he bowled a single over, conceding 17 runs from it.[3]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Afghanistan against Oman on 29 November 2015.[4] He made his One Day International debut for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe on 25 December 2015.[5]

He also plays first-class cricket for the Pakistan team Habib Bank Limited in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.[6]

Test cricketEdit

In May 2018, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for their inaugural Test match, played against India.[7][8] He made his Test debut for Afghanistan, against India, on 14 June 2018.[9] He took Afghanistan's first wicket in Test cricket, dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, just after lunch on day one.[10] In February 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's Test squad for their one-off match against Ireland in India.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Youth One-Day International Matches played by Yamin Ahmadzai". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Other matches played by Yamin Ahmadzai". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Player profile: Yamin Ahmadzai". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st T20I: Afghanistan v Oman at Abu Dhabi, Nov 29, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st ODI: Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Dec 25, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pool A: Karachi Blues v Habib Bank Limited at Karachi, Oct 15-18, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Afghanistan Squads for T20I Bangladesh Series and on-eoff India Test Announced". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Afghanistan pick four spinners for inaugural Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Only Test, Afghanistan tour of India at Bengaluru, Jun 14-18 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Afghanistan take historic first Test wicket". Australian Associated Press. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Mujeeb left out for Ireland Test, Shahzad out of T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  12. ^ "No Mujeeb in Tests as Afghanistan announce squads for Ireland series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 February 2019.

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