Samiullah Shinwari

SamiullahShinwari 34 yrs

Afghanistan

Born:Dec 31, 1987Nangrahar, Afghanistan
batting style
Right Handed
bowling style
Leg-spinner

Recent form

BattingBowling

0(1)

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ABU DHABI

11(8)

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ABU DHABI

20(14)

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ABU DHABI

0

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ABU DHABI

4(4)

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DOMESTIC T20

46(20)

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DOMESTIC T20

9(5)

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DOMESTIC T20

11(10)

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DOMESTIC T20

32(31)

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4(5)

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DOMESTIC T20

Bio

Batting Career

FormatMatchesInningsNORunSRAvgHS100s/50s200s4s/6s
ODI857513185066.5729.84960/110139/30
T20I63558977114.9420.79610/2074/33

Bowling Career

FormatMatchesInningsWicketsSRAvg5 WktBFEco
ODI85664745.3836.9404/314.88
T20I63372524.0026.8415/136.71

Teams Played For

Afghanistan, Boost Region, Habib Bank Limited, Speen Ghar Tigers

Samiullah's Bio

A player with a bagful of variations, Samiullah Shinwari was initially brought in as a right-arm leg-break bowler. But over the years, his batting has become increasingly useful for the side.

Shinwari plays the game with a lot of energy and is a total team player. He made his international debut for Afghanistan against Scotland in 2009.

He was a part of a talented Afghan side that won the World Cricket League Division Five, Division four and Division three and Afghanistan cricket was at an all-time high.

Shinwari announced his arrival at the international stage with a composed 57-ball 52 against Scotland. A right-handed middle-order batter, The all-rounder was crucial in Afghanistan’s first win over Bangladesh at the Asia Cup in 2014. Alongside Asghar Afghan, he shared a 164-run stand for the sixth wicket that engineered a terrific victory for the underdogs. 

Shinwari has also represented Afghanistan at the 2015 and 2019 World Cup and was the backbone of the side, mainly due to his all-round abilities.

In November 2019, he was named as the captain of the Afghanistan side for the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup, held in Bangladesh.

In a T20I match against Ireland in 2020, the Nangarhar born player became the fourth Afghanistan player to reach 1000 runs in T20I cricket.

A utility player who always goes under the radar, Shinwari has served Afghan cricket for more than a decade now. He is a tremendous striker of the cricket ball and was one of the key players in Afghanistan’s rapid rise at the international level.

(As of November 2021)