Player Profile

Mohammad Asghar Stanikzai
Afghanistan
Born December 22, 1987 ( 31 Yrs )
Birth Place Kabul, Afghanistan
Height
Known As Asghar Salamkhail
Player Role Batsman
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm fast-medium

Career Information - Teams

Afghanistan, Kandahar Knights


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

Asghar Stanikzai is a middle-order batsman who represents Afghanistan. He made his international debut in the year 2009 against Scotland in Benoni. In the past few years, his leadership has taken the center stage and he is touted as one of the best leader Afghanistan cricket has seen.

He assumed the charge of the Afghanistan team from Mohammad Nabi in February 2015 and since then has taken his side from strength to strength. His litmus test came in the recently concluded ICC World Cup Qualifiers. Initially, Asghar wasn't a part of the tournament and his absence affected Afghanistan's performance massively. Afghanistan lost to Scotland, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong in their first three matches and they were almost out of the tournament in the first round.

In a desperate situation for his country, Asghar returned to the side only 2 weeks after having surgery to remove the appendix and his come back made a difference of leap and frogs to the side as they won three matches in a row and qualified for the World Cup. In a must-win encounter against Ireland, he was battling through pain, his team was in a spot of bother and he portrayed fortitude of the highest caliber and played a match-winning innings to take them over the finishing line.

By Varun Dikshit


Career

TEST debut vs India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Jun 14, 2018
Last TEST vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Sep 05, 2019
ODI debut vs Scotland at Willowmoore Park, Apr 19, 2009
Last ODI vs West Indies at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Nov 11, 2019
T20 debut vs Ireland at P Sara Oval, Feb 01, 2010
Last T20 vs West Indies at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Nov 17, 2019

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 111 106 8 2399 101 24.48 3566 67.27 1 0 12 161 64
T20 66 60 4 1143 62 20.41 1086 105.25 0 0 3 67 56
Test 3 5 0 245 92 49 446 54.93 0 0 3 19 9
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 111 7 139 91 3 1/1 1/1 3.93 30.33 46.33 0 0
T20 66 1 4 4 1 4/1 4/1 0 4 4 0 0
Test 3 1 12 16 0 16/0 16/0 8 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0