He scored 90* in Afghanistan’s first ODI win over a Test-playing nation."
Last Name: Afghan
Batting Style: Right Hand
Bowling Style: Right Arm Med-Fast
Player Type: Batter
Date of Birth: 22 Dec, 1987
Test debut: 01 Jan, 0001
ODI debut: 19 Apr, 2009
T20 debut: 01 Feb, 2010
Asghar Stanikzai first played for Afghanistan at under-17s level in 2004 and his maiden senior appearance followed in the same year when he lined up against Oman in the Asian Cricket Council Trophy.
Five years later, the batsman was part of Afghanistan’s first one-day international team which met Scotland in 2009.
Stanikzai has scored four fifties in 35 ODIs since, including a match-winning 90* against Bangladesh in March 2014 which helped Afghanistan to its first win over a Test-playing nation.
A part-time medium-fast bowler, Stanikzai has taken two wickets in ODIs.