Younas Ahmadzai2022-11-20T14:17:06+00:00

Younas Ahmadzai

Date of Birth 16/11/1995
Age 27
NationalityAfghan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Batter
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route Asylum Visa (Republic of Ireland)
Major Teams Afghanistan A, Afghanistan Emerging Players, Afghanistan U19s, Band-e-Amir Region, Amo Region, Kabul Zwanan, Kabul Eagles, Speen Ghar Tigers, Boost Defenders
Coaching Qualifications ECB Core Coach

** Available for the Republic of Ireland only **

Younas Ahmadzai is an explosive batter currently living in Wicklow County (Ireland) undertaking the Asylum process and is seeking a club in the Leinster League next summer.

Prior to relocating to Ireland, Younas enjoyed success at domestic level, culminating with Afghanistan Under-19, A, and Emerging Player’s inclusion.

He has excelled at all levels to date. After featuring for Afghanistan at the 2014 ICC Under-19 World Cup, he was picked up by the ‘A’ side in January 2016.

Younas starred on debut, striking a brilliant century (101) against Zimbabwe, which he followed up with 50 in the second match. A year later, he struck another century against Zimbabwe (104), this time in the 50-over format, before an outstanding 51 against India Emerging Players in March 2017.

He continued to churn runs for fun at the domestic level, this time helping Band-e-Amir Region to the 2017/18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-Day title, courtesy of 852 runs at 38.72. He saved his best performance for the final, striking a match-winning double-century, finishing 210 not out from 252 balls.

He subsequently rattled off a further 2 centuries, with season averages of 34.37 (2018/19), and 44.00 (2019/20).

Younas is a well-rounded cricketer – not only adept at batting time, as he proved during his double ton in the ASA final, but also an exceptional ball-striker in white-ball cricket, with a T20 strike rate nudging 120.

Whilst known for his batting ability, Younas is a competent off-spinner, but due to the strength and depth of spin in Afghanistan, bowling opportunities at domestic level are limited.

An incredibly talented cricketer – Younas headed to England to join up with Ashington for their North East Premier League campaign in 2022. Playing alongside England quick Mark Wood, the Afghan impressed scoring 860 runs at 33.08 alongside 21 wickets at 26.29 for the club.

The Afghan star is now Wicklow-based and seeking a club in close proximity next summer.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Ashington (2022) 30 29 3 860 65* 33.08 117.4 552 21 4/34 26.29
Date of Birth 16/11/1995
Age 27
NationalityAfghan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBatter
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route Asylum Visa (Republic of Ireland)
Major Teams Afghanistan A, Afghanistan Emerging Players, Afghanistan U19s, Band-e-Amir Region, Amo Region, Kabul Zwanan, Kabul Eagles, Speen Ghar Tigers, Boost Defenders
Coaching Qualifications ECB Core Coach

** Available for the Republic of Ireland only **

Younas Ahmadzai is an explosive batter currently living in Wicklow County (Ireland) undertaking the Asylum process and is seeking a club in the Leinster League next summer.

Prior to relocating to Ireland, Younas enjoyed success at domestic level, culminating with Afghanistan Under-19, A, and Emerging Player’s inclusion.

He has excelled at all levels to date. After featuring for Afghanistan at the 2014 ICC Under-19 World Cup, he was picked up by the ‘A’ side in January 2016.

Younas starred on debut, striking a brilliant century (101) against Zimbabwe, which he followed up with 50 in the second match. A year later, he struck another century against Zimbabwe (104), this time in the 50-over format, before an outstanding 51 against India Emerging Players in March 2017.

He continued to churn runs for fun at the domestic level, this time helping Band-e-Amir Region to the 2017/18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-Day title, courtesy of 852 runs at 38.72. He saved his best performance for the final, striking a match-winning double-century, finishing 210 not out from 252 balls.

He subsequently rattled off a further 2 centuries, with season averages of 34.37 (2018/19), and 44.00 (2019/20).

Younas is a well-rounded cricketer – not only adept at batting time, as he proved during his double ton in the ASA final, but also an exceptional ball-striker in white-ball cricket, with a T20 strike rate nudging 120.

Whilst known for his batting ability, Younas is a competent off-spinner, but due to the strength and depth of spin in Afghanistan, bowling opportunities at domestic level are limited.

An incredibly talented cricketer – Younas headed to England to join up with Ashington for their North East Premier League campaign in 2022. Playing alongside England quick Mark Wood, the Afghan impressed scoring 860 runs at 33.08 alongside 21 wickets at 26.29 for the club.

The Afghan star is now Wicklow-based and seeking a club in close proximity next summer.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Ashington (2022) 30 29 3 860 65* 33.08 117.4 552 21 4/34 26.29
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