Bankfoot has signed another Afghanistan domestic player in the form of Band-e-Amir stand-out Farmanullah Safi for their 2023 Bradford League campaign.
Safi is an exciting prospect playing for the star-studded Band-e-Amir Region side in Afghanistani domestic cricket.
A genuine all-rounder, Safi is an explosive left-handed batter in the middle order and a sharp right-arm seamer. He has been a key performer for Band-e-Amir since his first-class debut back in November 2017.
The all-rounder has bagged 28 wickets at 38.03 in 15 first-class matches, which represents decent returns given the benign pitches that favour spin over seam in Afghanistan.
With the bat, he was Band-e-Amir’s star in the recent Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament final striking 121 – his maiden first-class century, amongst 607 runs at 26.39.
Safi, who has also featured in white ball cricket for the likes of Amo Sharks, Kabul Eagles, and Band-e-Amir Dragons, is clearly seen as a future national prospect having earned ACB Chairman’s XI selection in 2021/22.
In order to continue his developments, Safi is now set to embark on his maiden UK trip having signed with Bankfoot for their 2023 Bradford League campaign.