Full Name Samiullah Shenwari
Born December 31, 1987
Nangrahar, Afghanistan
Age 30 Years, 11 Months, 17 Days
National Side Afghanistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Leg break
Batting Rank ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - 52
Bowling Rank ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - 63
Teams Played Habib Bank Limited, Afghanistan, Melbourne Renegades, Afghan Cheetas, Khulna Royal Bengals, Rangpur Division, Rangpur Riders, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Afghanistan Emerging Team, Speen Ghar Region, Boost Region, Speen Ghar Tigers, Paktia Panthers, Sindhis
Man of the Match ODI - 3, World Cup - 1, T20I - 3,
Career Span [ODI, 2009 - 2018], [World Cup, 2015], [T20I, 2010 - 2018],

A hefty striker and more than a handy leg-break bowler, Samiullah Shenwari has been an important cog in Afghanistan’s wheel of success. He made his FC debut against Zimbabwe XI in 2009 and became a part of the Afghanistan team which got its ODI status in the same year.

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Samiullah Shenwari Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
ODI 79 69 10 1733 96 v SCO 0 11 132 25 29.37 64.93 21 0
World Cup 6 6 0 254 96 v SCO 0 2 22 6 42.33 57.20 2 0
T20I 60 54 10 968 61 v CAN 0 2 70 37 22.00 119.50 18 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
ODI 63 333.5 10 1638 44 4/31 v CAN 4 0 37.22 4.90 45.52
World Cup 5 17.1 0 102 0 0/2 v BAN 0 0 - 5.94 -
T20I 37 103.4 0 660 28 5/13 v KEN 0 1 23.57 6.36 22.21

Samiullah Shenwari Profile

A hefty striker and more than a handy leg-break bowler, Samiullah Shenwari has been an important cog in Afghanistan’s wheel of success. He made his FC debut against Zimbabwe XI in 2009 and became a part of the Afghanistan team which got its ODI status in the same year.


He commenced his ODI career with a half century on his debut in 2009. Later, he got his T20I cap in 2010 and in 2012, Shenwari was included in the T20I squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. Since then, he has been the aggressor in the middle order for his team and played crucial innings for them.


His match-winning innings against Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2014 where along with Asghar Stanikzai, he put on a partnership of 164 further proved his potential. That innings not only made him a regular in the starting XI but also created a few records for his team as well, the most notable one being - the first-ever century partnership for the sixth wicket for Afghanistan.


His leg breaks has taken a backseat as compared to his batting prowess and yet, he has done a reasonable job with the ball. The talent of Shenwari has been potently used by the Afghanistan team. He has played in the ODIs as well as the T20Is and in 2018, he got his spot reserved in the Afghanistan Test squad for their first-ever Test match, which they played against India in India and lost inside two days.

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