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ICC Cricket World Cup, Team Stats: Afghanistan

Nilanjan Sen
ANALYST
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634   //    16 Jan 2019, 01:28 IST

Afghanistan at the 2015 World Cup
Afghanistan at the 2015 World Cup

Afghanistan made their debut in the World Cup in 2015. Even though they finished in the 6th position in Group A in the league stages, they managed to get 2 points and finish above Scotland who were playing their third World Cup.

Out of the 6 matches, Afghanistan played they won 1 and lost 5 with a win percentage of 16.66%

Let us now take a look at their past performances & key stats ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

Past Performances:

2015- 6th in Group A in the league stages

Batting Performances:

232 scored by Afghanistan against Sri Lanka in 2015 is their highest team total in the World Cup.

142 scored by Afghanistan against Australia in 2015 is their lowest team total in the World Cup.

254 runs scored by Samiullah Shinwari is the most number of runs scored by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

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96 scored by Samiullah Shinwari against Scotland in 2015 is the highest individual score by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

2half-centuries scored by Samiullah Shinwari is the most number of half-centuries scored by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

Bowling Performances:

10 wickets taken by Shapoor Zadran is the most number of wickets taken by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

4/38 taken by Shapoor Zadran against Scotland in 2015 is the best bowling performance by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

Wicket-keeping Performances:

7 dismissals by Afsar Zazai is the most number of dismissals by an Afghanistan wicket-keeper in the World Cup.

3 dismissals by Afsar Zazai against Scotland in 2015 is the most number of dismissals by an Afghanistan wicket-keeper in an innings in the World Cup.

Fielding Performances:

3 catches taken by Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran & Nawroz Mangal each is the most number of catches taken by an Afghanistan player in the World Cup.

catches taken by Mohammad Nabi against Australia, Najibullah Zadran against Australia & Nawroz Mangal against Sri Lanka in 2015 is the most number of catches taken by an Afghanistan player in an innings in the World Cup.

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