The Asia Cup 2022 will begin on Saturday with a game between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Both teams will be looking to get off to a winning start in the competition as their group appears to be quite difficult, given that Bangladesh will be their third opponent in the group. Out of the three teams, only two could make it to the Super 4. By the end of the round-robin stage, Afghanistan will strive to fancy their chances of claiming at least one of the top two slots in the group.
Take a look at the T20 statistics of Afghanistan’s players before they begin their Asia Cup campaign:
The Afghanistan captain, Mohammad Nabi, is one of the world’s top all-arounders. He has participated in 342 T20 matches. Nabi not only took up 312 wickets but also scored 5134 runs.
Najibullah Zadran: The batsman has participated in 169 T20 matches and amassed 3272 runs, with a 97 not out as his highest total. His hit rate is 139.35 percent.
Afsar Zazai has participated in 29 T20 games and amassed 534 runs. He is also a wicketkeeper. In the format, he has a score of 67 not out.
Azmatullah Omarzai is a versatile player who has participated in 31 T20 matches and amassed 351 runs in addition to 29 wickets. He bowls right-arm medium quick and bats right-handed.
Fareed Ahmad, a left-arm bowler, has taken 53 wickets in 51 T20 matches, with his best mark being 3/14.
Fazalhaq Farooqi is a left-arm medium-fast bowler who has participated in 25 T20 tournaments and taken 26 wickets, with his best performance being a 3/13.
Hashmatullah Shahidi: The top-order batsman has participated in 45 T20 matches and amassed 1281 runs, with a best score of 97 not out.
Hazratullah Zazai: The starter has participated in 91 T20 matches and amassed 2522 runs. His strike rare is 145.10 and his top score in the format is 162 not out.
Ibrahim Zadran: The hitter has participated in 37 T20 matches and amassed 827 runs, with a top score of 96 not out.
Karim Janat: The bowling all-arounder has 74 wickets in 79 T20 games. His 5/11 score is among his best in the format. In addition, he has run for 1282 runs.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, a right-arm off-break bowler who has 196 wickets to his credit from 178 T20 matches played, has a best of 5/15. His format economy rate is 6.65.
Naveen-ul-Haq: A right-arm medium-fast bowler with 112 T20 games under his belt, he has taken 140 wickets. His 5/11 score is among his best in the format.
Noor Ahmad: The left-arm wristspinner has taken 43 wickets in 43 T20 games. He performs best at 4/10.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz: The 85 T20 games he has played and 2104 runs he has scored. In the format, he has a top score of 121 not out.
One of the best all-rounders in the world, Rashid Khan has played 343 T20 matches and picked 472 wickets besides scoring 1606 runs. His best bowling figures are 6/17, while his best score in batting is 56 not out. His bating strike rate is 147.06.
Samiullah Shinwari has participated in 136 T20 matches. He has taken 53 wickets and scored 2057 runs.