1TV: Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced ODI and T20 squads for their series against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in February. The tour begins with two 20-over games on February 5 and 6 before moving into the 50-over matches scheduled to take place between February 9 and 19. The matches will also include Mohammad Shahzad after one
Tolo News: Shahzad Mohammadi, who was banned from cricket in 2017 for using unauthorized medicines, will return to the game after serving a one-year ban. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan Cricket News Afghan team depart for U-19 World Cup in New Zealand
1TV: Afghanistan’s famous wicket-keeper and batsman Mohammad Shahzad could return to cricket as early as next month after a twelve-month suspension. The 29-year-old is suspended by the International Cricket council for doping violation as he inadvertently ingested a banned substance, the governing body announced Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has decided to appeal against his suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Shahzad was provisionally suspended for 12 days by the International Cricket Council after failing doping test on January 17. His sample was analysed at World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in Dubai, which found Clenbuterol, which is a
Tolo News: The Afghan National Cricket Team will play Ireland in their first match of a One-Day International (ODI) series in India on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link). Hindustan Times: Virat Kohli was surpassed by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad in the list of most T20I career run-scorers. Shahzad scored 72 against Ireland to reach 1779
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team has beaten Ireland in the first T20 match of the current series in India on Wednesday. Opener for Ireland’s team Stuart Thompson hit 56 while Gary Wilson (41 n.o.) and captain William Porterfield (39) added valuable runs as Ireland made 165-5 in Greater Noida. But it was not enough with
India Today: Afghanistan cricketers will feature in the Indian Premier League auction for the first time ever this year. As many as five players from Afghanistan, an associate nation, will go under the hammer in Bengaluru on February 20. The 29-year-old wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad is seen as a favourite. Click here to read more (external
Khaama Press: The Afghan opening batsman and wicket Mohammad Shahzad has broken the record of India’s Virat Kohli by scoring four 50s in one international tournament. Shahzad also made history by scoring two 50s in two different international matches on the same day and became the first ever player in the world to have the record.
ESPNCricinfo: Afghanistan stormed into the final of the Desert T20 Challenge after beating Oman by eight wickets, their fifth consecutive win over the team in T20 internationals. Afghanistan chased down a target of 150 with nine balls to spare and now await the winner of the Scotland v Ireland semi-final, before the final match later
Khaama Press: Afghan cricketer Mohammad Shahzad has been named as the ICC Associated and Affiliate Cricket of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “Afghanistan’s flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been named as the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year after he finished as the leading ODI run-scorer with 699 runs in 16 one-day matches,”