Saleem Safi2022-03-23T13:47:38+00:00

Saleem Safi

Date of Birth 09/09/2002
Age 19
NationalityAfghan
Player Status Unavailable
Playing Role Bowler (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Fast Medium
Batting Style RH Lower Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Afghanistan Squad, Amo Region, Kundaz, Boost Defenders, Faryab

Saleem Safi (listed as Mohammad Saleem Safi on cricinfo / cricket archive) is a genuine quick making waves in Afghanistan cricket.

The right-arm speedster bowls absolute rockets and this pace saw him fast-tracked to the Afghanistan Test squad early in 2021. Whilst he didn’t feature, he was also picked as a reserve player for the Pakistan series later that year to evidence a debut is not far away.

The youngster broke into domestic cricket making his first-class debut as a 17-year-old in 2019. He bagged 13 wickets at 41.23 that season but went on a wicket-taking spree in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament taking 15 wickets at 12.93 to win the “Bowler of the Tournament” award.

Roll on the 2019/20 season, and Safi continued to impress, this time racking up 13 wickets at 21.76 including his maiden first-class 5-wicket haul (5-52) in the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-Day Tournament.

Safi is a serious prospect for Afghanistan cricket owing to his express pace, and it seems only a matter of time before he hits the big time at international level. For now, though, he is seeking an opportunity to develop his trade with a season in the UK next summer.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 09/09/2002
Age 19
NationalityAfghan
Player StatusUnavailable
Playing RoleBowler (Seam)
Player Status Unavailable
Bowling Style RA Fast Medium
Batting Style RH Lower Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Afghanistan Squad, Amo Region, Kundaz, Boost Defenders, Faryab

Saleem Safi (listed as Mohammad Saleem Safi on cricinfo / cricket archive) is a genuine quick making waves in Afghanistan cricket.

The right-arm speedster bowls absolute rockets and this pace saw him fast-tracked to the Afghanistan Test squad early in 2021. Whilst he didn’t feature, he was also picked as a reserve player for the Pakistan series later that year to evidence a debut is not far away.

The youngster broke into domestic cricket making his first-class debut as a 17-year-old in 2019. He bagged 13 wickets at 41.23 that season but went on a wicket-taking spree in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament taking 15 wickets at 12.93 to win the “Bowler of the Tournament” award.

Roll on the 2019/20 season, and Safi continued to impress, this time racking up 13 wickets at 21.76 including his maiden first-class 5-wicket haul (5-52) in the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-Day Tournament.

Safi is a serious prospect for Afghanistan cricket owing to his express pace, and it seems only a matter of time before he hits the big time at international level. For now, though, he is seeking an opportunity to develop his trade with a season in the UK next summer.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

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