Player Profile

Rahmat Shah Zurmatai
Afghanistan
Born July 06, 1993 ( 26 Yrs )
Birth Place Paktia
Height
Known As
Player Role Batting Allrounder
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm legbreak

Career Information - Teams

Afghanistan, Afghanistan A, Nangarhar Leopards


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A right-handed batsman who also bowls useful leg-spin, Rahmat Shah is seen as the new-age Afghanistan batsman who is capable of playing in all formats of the game. With Afghanistan having gained Test status, Shah is one amongst those batsmen who will be expected to shore up an 'explosive but prone to collapses' middle-order.

Techinically adequate, Rahmat Shah made his first-class debut in Pakistan's domestic circles and was soon making his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan, in 2013, against Scotland in Sharjah. In fact, his first-class debut for Afghanistan came a week after his ODI debut, against the same opponents in Abu Dhabi.

Lack of proper opportunities meant that Rahmat was just a fringe player in the Afghanistan set-up and only became a regular on his comeback to the national team in 2016. He celebrated his call-up with a superb hundred against Scotland and since then has turned out to the bulwark of Afghanistan's middle-order. Political tensions back home meant that Afghaistan do not have a stable home base. Since 2017, they have secured United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Greater Noida (India) as their two home bases and Rahmat celebrated his team's first-ever ODI in Greater Noida with a series winning career-best 108 against Ireland.

He then followed it up with consistent contributions during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as Afghanistan overcame a shocking start to emerge champions and thereby gain qualification for the 2019 World Cup, scheduled to be held in United Kingdom.


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 Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Mar 06, 2013
Last ODI vs West Indies at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Nov 11, 2019

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 72 69 2 2359 114 35.21 3366 70.08 4 0 16 205 26
T20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test 3 6 0 294 102 49 545 53.94 1 0 2 40 2
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 72 26 524 504 14 32/5 32/5 5.77 36 37.43 1 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 3 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0