Yamin Ahmadzai BIO

Yamin Ahmadzai is an Afghan cricketer who was born in Laghman on July 25, 1992. He is a medium-fast right-arm bowler.

In 2018, he played in Afghanistan’s first-ever Test match.

Background

Yamin was a member of Afghanistan’s U19 cricket team at the 2010 U19 World Cup. He was only able to play three matches in the championship, but he made a significant impact in the event the following year. He helped the national Youth team qualify for the 2012 U19 World Cup by finishing fourth in the 2011 U19 World Cup Qualifiers points table.

He continued to play in the Faysal Bank Twenty20 Cup after 2011, which led to his inclusion in the senior national T20 team.

Debut

On November 29, 2015, Ahmadzai made his T20I debut for Afghanistan against Oman in Abu Dhabi. Yamin contributed a single off the penultimate delivery of the innings to help Afghanistan reach 159 in their 20 overs. He then bowled for his country, picking up 2/31 in 3.1 overs as Scotland were dismissed for 132. The match was won by Afghanistan by 27 runs.

On December 25, 2015, he made his One-Day International debut against Zimbabwe in Sharjah. On a slow pitch, Afghanistan scored 131 in 38.5 overs. They grabbed a win in a low-scoring match against Zimbabwe, who were all out for just 82 runs. Ahmadzai bowled three overs for four runs, including a maiden over. The match was won by Afghanistan by 49 runs.

Yamin took part in Afghanistan’s first-ever Test match against India in Bangalore, which began on June 14, 2018. He has the distinction of taking Afghanistan’s first-ever Test wicket, centurion Shikhar Dhawan, in the second session of Day 1’s play. As India racked up a score of 474, he selected 3/51. The visitors were then bowled out for 109 and 103 runs, losing the match by an innings and 262 runs.

Club career

Yamin is a member of the Afghan Cheetahs, who participate in the Faysal Bank Twenty20 Cup, Afghanistan’s premier T20 tournament. In the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he played First Class cricket for the Habib Bank Limited, a Pakistani First Class side. The squad was disbanded following the 2019 season because no player contracts were renewed.

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