Afghanistan national under-19 cricket team

Captain: Ihsanullah Janat
Coach: Dawlat Ahmadzai
Founded: 2009

The Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team (Pashto: د افغانستان ۱۹ کلنو لوبډله) represents the country of Afghanistan in U-19 international cricket.

Afghanistan finished second in the 2009 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which was held in Canada. The team gained victories over the Under-19 teams of Sierra Leone, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, the United States, Uganda, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea. The team lost just two matches to Ireland and Canada. Afghanistan have finished fourth in 2011 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which gained them qualification to 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.


The team played in the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. Afghanistan were drawn in Group A, where they played against the U-19 teams of England, Hong Kong and India.

Afghanistan played in the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. They played against Pakistan, New Zealand & Scotland.

Afghanistan had qualified for 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. They were drawn against Australia, Bangladesh & Namibia in group B in they beat and qualified for Super league where they lost of South Africa. They finished tournament of high by securing 7th position.

Current squad

The Afghanistan U-19 Cricket squad selected for 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup:

Player Date of Birth Batting Bowling style
Ihsanullah Janat (c) 28 December 1997 (aged 18) Right
Ikram Faizi 20 September 2000 (aged 15) Left
Karim Janat 11 August 1998 (aged 17) Right Right-arm medium
Mohammad Zahir 20 January 1997 (aged 19) Left Left-arm medium
Muslim Musa 15 January 1997 (aged 19) Right Right-arm medium
Naveed Obaid 28 August 2000 (aged 15) Right
Naveen-ul-Haq 23 September 1999 (aged 16) Right Right-arm medium-fast
Nijat Masood 30 December 1998 (aged 17) Right Right-arm medium
Perwez Malakzai 3 October 2000 (aged 15) Right Right-arm off spin
Rashid Khan 20 September 1998 (aged 17) Right Right-arm leg spin
Shamsurrahman 25 November 1999 (aged 16) Right Right-arm off spin
Tariq Stanikzai 13 December 1999 (aged 16) Left Left-arm orthodox
Waheedullah Shafaq 2 January 1997 (aged 19) Right
Zahir Khan 20 December 1998 (aged 17) Left Left-arm chinaman
Zia-ur-Rehman 30 December 1997 (aged 18) Right Left-arm orthodox


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