Shafiqullah Ghafari2022-03-23T13:47:41+00:00

Shafiqullah Ghafari

Date of Birth 08/10/2001
Age 20
NationalityAfghan
Player Status Placed (Richmondshire CC - North Yorkshire & South Durham Cricket League)
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Leg Spin
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Afghanistan U19s, Boost Defenders, Kabul Region, Mis Ainak Knights, Band-e-Amir Region

Shafiqullah Ghafari is yet another star tweaker coming through the Afghan ranks.

The leg-spinner has already earned international recognition courtesy of his exploits at the ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa back in January 2020.

The Afghan sensation was the tournament’s second-leading wicket-taker bagging 16 wickets at 7, all with an economy of 2.45 per over. He opened his U19 campaign against the hosts (South Africa) by taking the best figures by an Afghan bowler in U19 Cricket World Cup history (6-15).

He would go on to impress throughout the tournament taking figures of 5-23 (v UAE), 0-36 (v Pakistan), 1-23 (v Australia), and 4-15 (v South Africa), finishing second to IPL star Ravi Bishnoi (with 17 wickets at 10.64).

The spinner has since played domestic cricket in Afghanistan, either side of COVID. Most recently he was part of Band-e-Amir Region’s run to the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-Day Tournament final, where he filled the role as an all-rounder.

Ghafari is a very handy batter in the middle order and has already chalked up 2 half-centuries, and a first-class average of 28.22.

The all-rounder is a serious prospect for Afghanistan cricket and is set to continue his development abroad having recently signed with Richmondshire for their 2022 North Yorkshire and South Durham Cricket League campaign.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 08/10/2001
Age 20
NationalityAfghan
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed (Richmondshire CC - North Yorkshire & South Durham Cricket League)
Bowling Style RA Leg Spin
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Afghanistan U19s, Boost Defenders, Kabul Region, Mis Ainak Knights, Band-e-Amir Region

Shafiqullah Ghafari is yet another star tweaker coming through the Afghan ranks.

The leg-spinner has already earned international recognition courtesy of his exploits at the ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa back in January 2020.

The Afghan sensation was the tournament’s second-leading wicket-taker bagging 16 wickets at 7, all with an economy of 2.45 per over. He opened his U19 campaign against the hosts (South Africa) by taking the best figures by an Afghan bowler in U19 Cricket World Cup history (6-15).

He would go on to impress throughout the tournament taking figures of 5-23 (v UAE), 0-36 (v Pakistan), 1-23 (v Australia), and 4-15 (v South Africa), finishing second to IPL star Ravi Bishnoi (with 17 wickets at 10.64).

The spinner has since played domestic cricket in Afghanistan, either side of COVID. Most recently he was part of Band-e-Amir Region’s run to the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-Day Tournament final, where he filled the role as an all-rounder.

Ghafari is a very handy batter in the middle order and has already chalked up 2 half-centuries, and a first-class average of 28.22.

The all-rounder is a serious prospect for Afghanistan cricket and is set to continue his development abroad having recently signed with Richmondshire for their 2022 North Yorkshire and South Durham Cricket League campaign.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

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