The Associate Nation rising the ranks very fast is set to make third entry in 2012 World Cup. During 2010 and 2012 World Cup their bowling impressed, although they lost both matches and were knocked out.
- 2010: Nawroz Mangal (Captain), Mohammad Shahzad (Wicketkeeper).
2012: Nawroz Mangal (Captain), Mohammad Shahzad (Wicketkeeper).
2014: Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Mohammad Shahzad (Wicketkeeper).
- Lost both the matches at Group Stage.
Bowled out on 80 against South Africa.
Afghanistan team has scored one half-century.
No half-century is scored against Afghanistan. Murali Vijay’s (India) 48 run is the highest individual score against them.
4/20 by Morne Morkel is the best performance against them.
3/12 by Langeveldt and 3/19 by Nehra are other notable performances against them.
3/21 by Hamid Hassan against South Africa is their best performance.
55-run 3rd wicket partnership by Murali Vijay and Yuvraj is the only 50-plus partnership against them.
68-run 4th wicket partnership (vs India) between Noor Ali Zadran and Asghar Stanikzai is their best and only 50-plus partnership.
2007 and 2009
- Did not qualify.
Placed in Group C with India and South Africa, they lost both matches duly. Their bowlers did impress.
Noor Ali Zardari was the only player to have crossed 50-runs in their two match with the only half-century (50 runs) hit against India. With 4 wickets that included exceptional 3/21 against South Africa Hamid Hassan was the most successful bowler, and the only bowler to take more than 1 wicket in the tournament.
- 1. Lost to India by 7 wickets.
2. Lost to South Africa by 59 runs.
- 1. Lost to India by 23 runs
2. Lost to England by 116 runs.
World Cup Performances
- Asghar Stanikzai, Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Nawroz Mangal, Shenwari and Shapoor Zadran have played all their four matches.
50 by Noor Ali Zadran is the highest aggregate of an Afghan batsman in WC.
Noor Ali Zadran is the only batsman with a half-century in T20 WC.
16 sixes hit by them.
18 wickets taken by them in 4 matches.
3/21 bny Hamid Hassan in 2010 is the best individual bowling effort.
80 is their lowest score. In 2010 they scored the total against South Africa, and against England in 2012.
136 vs India is their best score.
3 out of 4 innings have seen them bowled out.
Overall T20 Performances
- 80 runs is their biggest partnership.
68 against India for 4th wicket in 2010 is their only 50+ partnership against a test playing team.
174/8 vs Canada in 2012 is their highest T20 score.
6 150+ total in T20 matches.
3 below 100 total. Netherlands bowled them out for 90 in 2013.
589 runs in 22 T20 make Mohammad Shahzad their best batsman. Mangal has 283 in same number of matches for 2nd position.
7 half-centuries scored by them in T20. 4 of them scored by Shahzad, 2 by Noor Ali Zadran and one by Shenwari.
77 by Shahzad is their highest individual total in a match.
22 wickets in 14 matches make Hamid Hassan their best bowler.
5/13 by Samiullah Shenwari is their best individual bowling performance.
Overall T20 Record
Including the Four Twenty20 World Cup matches, Afghanistan has played 22 T20 international matches. They have won 11 and lost 12.
- Won 4 against Scotland.
Won 2 against Canada
Won 2 and lost 3 against Ireland.
Won 2 and lost 1 against Kenya.
Won 1 and lost 2 against Netherlands.
Lost 1 each against England, Pakistan and South Africa.
Lost 2 against India.