Most runs in T20 for Afghanistan

By Hitesh Jain on Nov 25, 2021

The Afghanistan cricket T20 team is one of the authorized members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and they have played 89 T20 international matches. Improvement in the performance of the Afghanistani player has been seen at the beginning of the 21st century when the team got some skilled players like Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi who have added more than 1500 runs in T20I for their team. There are many batsmen in the team who have crossed the landmark of 1000 runs in T20I.

List of Most Runs in T20I for Afghanistan

Player

Span

Runs

Innings

Highest Score

Mohammad Shahzad

2010-2021

2015

70

118*

Mohammad Nabi

2010-2021

1523

80

89

Asghar Afghan

2010-2021

1382

68

62

Najibullah Zadran

2012-2021

1232

59

73

Samiullah Shinwari

2010-2020

1013

56

61

Hazratullah Zazai

2016-2021

662

20

162*

Gulbadin Naib

2012-2021

564

43

56*

Usman Ghani

2015-2021

551

23

73

Karim Sadiq

2010-2018

538

36

72

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

2019-2021

531

18

87

Most runs in T20 International for Afghanistan

Let’s check out the players who have scored the most runs in a T20 international for Afghanistan.

  1. Mohammad Shahzad (2015 Runs)

Mohammad Shahzad, a wicketkeeper-batsman, is one of the batsmen who is appreciated for his several remarkable performances. He is at the top position for making the most runs in T20I for Afghanistan. He made his debut in T20 international in the match against Ireland at P Sara Oval on Feb 01, 2010, where he made 10 runs only but after that, he showed his batting capability and became the number 1 Afghan batter for making the most runs in T20I. As of November 2021, he has played 70 T20I matches and has added 2015 runs at a strike rate of 133.62.

  1. Mohammad Nabi (1523 Runs)

Mohammad Nabi comes at the number 2nd position for making the most runs in a T20 international for Afghanistan. He is a well-known Afghanistani all-rounder who can bat as well as right-arm off break. He made his debut in a T20 international for Afghanistan against Ireland at P Sara Oval, Feb 01, 2010, where he made 2 runs and took 1 wicket. As of November 2021, he has appeared in the 86 T20I matches for Afghanistan and has added 1523 runs at a strike rate of 143.27.

  1. Asghar Afghan (1382 Runs)

Currently, Asghar Afghan is the captain of the Afghanistan T20 squad whose captaincy has grown in popularity and is regarded as one of the most successful captains of Afghanistan. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman who has made 1382 runs in 68 innings at a strike rate of 110.83. He made his debut against Ireland at P Sara Oval on Feb 01, 2010, where he could make only 1 run.

  1. Najibullah Zadran (1232 Runs)

Najibullah Zadran, a left-handed batsman of Afghanistan, is at the number 4th position for making the most runs in a T20 international for Afghanistan. He made his debut in a T20 international against India at R.Premadasa Stadium, Sep 19, 2012. Since his debut, he has played 68 T20 international matches and has scored 1232 runs at a strike rate of 141.28. He is regarded as one of the most crucial batsmen of Afghanistan who has struck 6 fifties in T20I.

  1. Samiullah Shinwari (1013 Runs)

Samiullah Shinwari, a former right-handed all-rounder for Afghanistan, is at the number 5th position for making the most runs in T20I for Afghanistan. He started his career in T20 international in the match against Ireland at P Sara Oval, Feb 01, 2010, where he made 11 runs. Since his debut, he played 64 T20I for Afghanistan and contributed 1013 runs at a strike rate of 118.06. 

Last updated - Nov 25, 2021 7:34 am
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