Afghan cricketer player : Afsar Zazai

Personal Information

Full NameAfsar Khan Zazai
BornAugust 10, 1993 Kabul
Age29 Years, 1 Months, 1 Days
National SideAfghanistan
Batting StyleRight Handed

Batting & Fielding Performance

Test58117248* v BAN0017224.5741.749110
ODI1716126460 v UAE0215017.6054.0920230
World Cup6603619 v SL00106.0036.367020
T20I2203324 v ZIM001116.5073.330200

Bowling Performance


A wicketkeeper – batting prodigy from Kabul, Afghanistan, Afsar Zazai was unearthed before he could turn old enough to vote. He was just 16 years old when he was included to Afghanistan’s Under-19 World Cup roster in 2010. Zazai was a member of the team for the 2012 competition as well, which says a lot about his talent in the game of cricket.

In 2012, Zazai was called up for his First-Class debut at the age of 18 against the Netherlands in the Intercontinental Cup. He played a match-winning knock of 84* in the second innings and helped his team chase down the total of 233, which once looked way out of reach when they were struggling at 111/6.

His maturity at the First-Class level made him a household name in his country and eventually earned him a spot in the Afghanistan National side in the ODIs. He made his debut against UAE in a four-match series in late 2014. Mohammad Shehzad’s inclusion in the national squad meant that Zazai had to wait for his chance, but once the selectors knocked on his door, he made sure not to spill the beans.

Zazai’s 60 off 109 in the first match, followed by 51 off 83 in the second and overall six dismissals in the series saw him become the first-choice wicketkeeper for Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup Squad when Shahzad was dropped due to fitness issues. Although, after the mega event, his form dipped and he struggled to get into the national team.

In 2018, he made a comeback to play the one-off Test against India in India, thanks to his promising average of 38.11 in First-Class cricket.

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