[15], They won their first tournament in 2007, sharing the ACC Twenty20 Cup with Oman after the two tied in the final. In February 2017 the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded first-class status to Afghanistan's four-day domestic competition. Afghanistan national captain @MAsgharAfghan got engaged for the second time in his life. They also won two ODIs in World Cricket League Championship against the same opponents. In March 2013, Afghanistan received a boost after a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the development of Afghanistan cricket ahead of the 2015 World Cup. Ireland won the WCL Championship with 24 points, and Afghanistan came second with 19 points, was qualified for World Cup. The reason behind the decision is ensuring better preparations for the upcoming World Cup in England, the ACB officials acknowledged at a press conference. Afghanistan cricket team captain Asghar Afghan is set to start a new chapter of his life as he recently got engaged. According to an ICC statement, the funding for the ACB is for the development of the National Cricket Academy in Kabul. [52] Its earlier full series came against a permanent member of ICC was against Zimbabwe. The ACB logo is featured on the right breast of the shirt and the sponsor logo on the center, with the inscription "AFGHANISTAN" beneath the sponsor logo and the manufacturer logo on the leading arm sleeve. The tables are correct as of the 2014 ICC World Cricket League Championship. The Afghan team were highly successful, emerging victorious in both the T20I series 3–0 and the ODI series 3–2. Afghanistan qualified for 2012 ICC World Twenty20 held in Sri Lanka as the runner up of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier and joined India and England in the group stage. [19], Afghanistan then took part in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup in the United Arab Emirates. from the ICC's targeted assistance and performance programme. This is a list of all cricketers who have captained Afghanistan in an official international match. [44], The Afghan cricket team toured Zimbabwe between January and February 2017. (Later that month, Afghanistan itself was awarded that status). In July 2014 Afghanistan toured Zimbabwe to play its 1st full series against a full member. [64][65][66] In June 2018, after acquiring test status, Afghanistan changed their home base to Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Dehradun. Congratulations for the second inning skipper. On 26 February 2015, Afghanistan won their first World Cup match against Scotland, winning by one wicket. On the same day, it was announced that Afghanistan would host a full series against Ireland at Greater Noida. Gatting was dismissed for a duck. [11] After nearly a decade of playing international cricket, on 22 June 2017, at an ICC meeting in London, full ICC Membership (and therefore Test status) was granted to Afghanistan (concurrently with Ireland), taking the number of Test cricket playing nations to twelve. In July 2016, ACB unveiled a strategic plan and set targets for Afghanistan cricket team to be a top-six ODI team by 2019 and a top-three team in both T20Is and ODIs by 2025. They continued to play cricket on their return to their home country. [26], The teams Intercontinental Cup campaign continued in 2010, with wins over Ireland, Canada, Scotland and Kenya before they beat Scotland by 7 wickets in the final in Dubai. [16] They finished third in the ACC Trophy Elite tournament the same year,[11] and won a second consecutive WCL tournament, Division Four in Tanzania later in the year. The event was a qualifier for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, but Afghanistan have already qualified for the event in the United Arab Emirates. In December 2011, Afghanistan took part in the ACC Twenty20 Cup in Nepal, where they were drawn in the same group as Hong Kong, Oman, Kuwait and the Maldives. Afghanistan cricket team captain Asghar Afghan has engaged for the second time. Afghanistan Cricket Team & Players - Get the match schedule, latest news, and statistics of Test, one-day & Twenty 20 International matches of Team Afghanistan. Previously, countries such as the Netherlands, Scotland, West Indies, Zimbabwe and Ireland have received assistance through a similar programme. Afghanistan secured their passage to Australia and New Zealand in 2015 by beating Kenya comprehensively for the second time in succession in Sharjah, sealing their maiden World Cup qualification. Information about their engagement has […] 12 consecutive wins, a record in the T20Is (5 February 2018 - 15 September 2019). Afghanistan is a top cricket playing nation, and is a full member of ICC. 1996–2002: Not eligible, not an ACC Member. Prior to the ODI series, the Afghanistan A cricket team played five "unofficial" ODI matches against the Zimbabwe A cricket team. [32] [50] In order to achieve this, ACB created a proposal to be presented to BCCI, to secure annual bilateral matches against India and teams touring India beginning the following year. England and India qualified for the Super Eights and Afghanistan were eliminated as a result of this match. [15] They began their qualifying campaign for the 2011 World Cup in Jersey in 2008, winning Division Five of the World Cricket League. "The ICC approved $422,000 for now. They played exceptionally well beating Zimbabwe by 59 runs. This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Afghanistan cricket team for at least one Test match. Based on current distributions, that will rise to $850,000 once Associate status is assured. Afghanistan will join Pool A at the World Cup along with Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and another qualifier. The team lost three and drew two of the five matches on the tour.[15]. The Afghanistan men's national team (Pashto: د افغانستان کرکټ ملي لوب‌‌‌‌‌‌ډله‎, Persian: تیم ملی کریکت افغانستان‎) represent Afghanistan in international cricket. This is a list of all cricketers who have captained Afghanistan in an official international match. Qualification for the tournament was a historic feat for cricket in Afghanistan, one amplified by the fact that the team included many players who picked up the game in refugee camps outside their long-suffering country.[43]. ACB chief executive officer, Noor Mohammad Murad, said the board had requested a total of $1 million in assistance. [47] They performed better in the ODI series, seizing a 1–1 draw after the final match was washed out with no result. For the women's team, see, [List of International Twenty20 matches played by Afghanistan] at CricketArchive, Afghanistan women's national cricket team, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground, Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, List of Afghanistan first-class cricketers, List of Afghanistan Twenty20 International cricket records, "ICC Test Ranking, Afganistan rise to # 9 position", "Afganistan ranks 7th in ICC T20I rankings", "Ireland and Afghanistan granted Test status after becoming 11th and 12th full ICC members", "ICC Media Release: Afghanistan and Uganda seal place in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier", "Scorecard: Afghanistan v Scotland, 19 April 2009", "Afghanistan v Bangladesh, 26 November 2010", "2011–13 Intercontinental Cup One-day results", "Afghanistan hit Scotland World Cup hopes", "Afghanistan break into top 10 of ODI rankings", "Afghanistan cricket receives associate status", "Afghanistan sign up for Pakistan support", "Afghanistan allocated $422,000 by ICC for assistance", "7th Match, Pool A: Afghanistan v Bangladesh at Canberra, Feb 18, 2015 - Cricket Scorecard", "Hands on heart, Afghanistan's cricket team makes history by playing 1st match at World Cup", "Big-Three rollback begins, BCCI opposes", "Afghanistan to host Ireland in India in March 2017", "Afghanistan, West Indies to play three T20Is, three ODIs in June", "Samuels' 89* completes West Indies sweep", "Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput named Afghanistan coach", "Aim to be in top six in ODIs by 2019 - Afghanistan CEO", "Afghanistan hopeful of bilateral ODIs in India", "Afghanistan set to play first full series against West Indies", "Ireland, Afghanistan set to play nine matches in India", "ICC votes for Afghanistan, Ireland as Test playing nations", "Afghanistan to make Test debut in India", "Ireland, Afghanistan set to play consistent Test cricket", "Historic India-Afghanistan Test from June 14 in Bengaluru", "Afghanistan chase historic Test win after Rashid Khan's five-for", "Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah see Afghanistan through to historic maiden Test win", "Asian Qualifying Tournaments for the 2005 ICC Trophy", "Points tables for the 2010 World Twenty20", "Soon a Noida home for Afghan cricketers", "First-Class Matches played on Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida (1)", "Cricket diplomacy: Doon to be Afghanistan team's new home", "ACB asks BCCI for new base with better logistics", "Statistics / Statsguru / Combined Test, ODI and T20I records / Team records", "Official sponsors of the top ten cricket teams", "Records / Afghanistan / Tests / Result summary", "Records / Afghanistan / One-Day Internationals / Result summary", "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary", "Afghanistan to make Test debut against India", "Records / Afghanistan / Test Cricket / Highest totals", "Records / Afghanistan / Test Cricket / Lowest totals", "Records / Afghanistan / Test Cricket / Most runs", "Records / Afghanistan / Test Cricket / Most wickets", "High scores: Afghanistan – Test Cricket", "Best bowling figures: Afghanistan – Test Cricket", "Records / Afghanistan / One-Day Internationals / Highest totals", "Records / Afghanistan / One-Day Internationals / Lowest totals", "Records / Afghanistan / One-Day Internationals / Most runs", "Records / Afghanistan / One-Day Internationals / Most wickets", "High scores: Afghanistan – One-Day Internationals", "Best bowling figures: Afghanistan – One-Day Internationals", "12 Consecutive Wins In T20 International - A Record By Afghanistan", "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Lowest totals", "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / High scores", "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Best bowling figures in an innings", "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs", "Records / Afghanistan / Twenty20 Internationals / Most wickets", Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Afghanistan_national_cricket_team&oldid=989836463, Articles containing Persian-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.