Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Calm Shahidi can play the stabilising role in middle order
Together with Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi is one of the few Afghan batsmen who might reasonably claim to be a stabilising influence on the batting.
Mohammad Shahzad, Afghanistan wicketkeeper, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Aggressive Shahzad can provide Afghanistan explosive starts
A healthy contempt for the reputation any and all bowlers, coupled with a sharp eye, quick reactions and seemingly spring-loaded hands make Shahzad a mercurial but menacing presence at the top of the order, happy to take on even the most intimidating of pace bowlers and more often than coming out on top, at least for a while.
Rashid Khan, Afghanistan all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: A game-changer, Rashid is Afghanistan's most lethal weapon
More than just a match-winner, Rashid is a game-changer. An attacking, unconventional wrist-spinner who barely uses his wrist, he extracts remarkable turn despite a flat, fast trajectory relying primarily on grip and finger-strength.
Gulbadin Naib, Afghanistan all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Newly-appointed captain's never-say-die attitude breathes confidence into side
For all the controversy around his appointment, Afghanistan’s new captain has a creditable never-say-die attitude both on and off the field, perhaps in part a product of his own personal battle to nail down a place in the side.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan chief selector denies rift between players after change of guard, expects team to reach semis
Afghanistan's chief selector Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai said that Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi were upset with the change of leadership but understood the motive behind the switch.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan, led by new captain, put faith in old guard over youth to deliver in England
After controversially sacking their captain just two weeks ago, Afghanistan's selectors have again raised eyebrows by naming a squad dominated by a veteran old guard, preferring to put faith in experienced old campaigners over younger talents.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former coach Lalchand Rajput confident Afghanistan can 'upset some top teams'
Pacer Hamid Hassan and former captain Asghar Afghan were on Monday named in Afghanistan's 15-strong World Cup squad headlined by IPL stars Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib to lead Afghanistan in event as Asghar Afghan steps down as skipper, makes way for split captaincy
Afghanistan replaced long-serving one-day international captain Asghar Afghan on Friday, replacing him with Gulbadin Naib less than two months before this year’s 50-over World Cup in England and Wales.
Gulbadin Naib starred with both bat and ball as Afghanistan outplayed Ireland by five wickets in the first one-day international on Thursday.
Ireland vs Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai and Co begin ODI series on winning note, beat hosts by 29 runs in first encounter
Ireland, beaten 2-0 in the recent T20 series, were chasing a target of 228 to win but were bowled out for 198.
ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018: Rashid Khan spins Afghanistan to 5-wicket victory over United Arab Emirates
Rashid returned figures of 5 for 41 as the UAE, after electing to bat, were bowled out for 177 in 43 overs. Afghanistan, in their run-chase, initially faltering at 54/5, chased the target with 5 wickets to spare
ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018: Afghanistan lay down early marker after beating West Indies in warm-up game
Afghanistan laid down a marker ahead of 2019 World Cup qualifying as fast bowler Dawlat Zadran took a hat-trick in a comfortable warm-up victory over West Indies in Harare on Tuesday.
Brendan Taylor scored a majestic 125 as Zimbabwe thrashed Afghanistan by 154 runs in the second one-day international at Sharjah on Sunday to level the five-match series.
Afghanistan won the first ODI against West Indies by 63 runs and would be looking forward to win the final ODI on Wednesday to record their first series victory over a test playing nation.
Rashid Khan destroyed the West Indies batting line-up with outstanding figures of seven for 18 to bowl Afghanistan to a stunning 63-run victory in the opening fixture of a three-match One-Day International series at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Friday.
Watch: Proud Afghanistan team given a hero's welcome back home after historic win over West Indies in World T20
Hundreds of dancing, flag-waving Afghan fans Tuesday gave a hero's welcome to their cricket team as they arrived home after a historic triumph over the mighty West Indies at the World Twenty 20.
World T20: Afghanistan's stunning win over West Indies changes nothing because Associates are still the pariahs of cricket
Cricket loses out because even after we have watched Afghanistan compete and win at this World T20 they are still not embraced by the sport that they love.
Gulbadin Naib hit a career best, undefeated 82 as Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by two wickets to win the fifth one-day international and take the series 3-2 on Wednesday.