Aftab Alam is an Afghan cricket player who was born on 30 November 1992 at Nangarhar in Afghanistan. He is a right-handed batsman and a right arm medium fast bowler. His role in his team is that of an allrounder and he is a batsman of the lower middle order.
Aftab Alam made his One Day International debut on 16 February 2010 against Canada at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. He did not get a chance to bat in that match but he bowled 4 overs and conceded 35 runs. The Afghanistan team won the match by 1 run.
Aftab Alam made his T20I debut against Ireland in the finals of the ICC World T20 Qualifier held on 24 March 2012 at Dubai. In the match, he scored 1 run and took 2 wickets after bowling 3.5 overs and conceding 34 runs. Ireland won the match by 5 wickets and qualified for the World Cup.
The T20 debut for Aftab Alam came on 20 March 2012 against Bermuda in which he took 3 wickets after conceding 23 runs in 4 overs. In the end, Afghanistan won the match by 15 runs.
Aftab Alam has played 21 One Day Internationals and has scored 61 runs at an average of 12.20 without any notable innings. However, he has taken 32 wickets in 21 matches at an average of 25.70 with his best bowling figures of 4/25.
In T20Is, Aftab Alam has played 12 matches and scored just 2 runs with the bat, but has taken 11 wickets at an average of 29.45. His best bowling figures are 2/23.
Aftab Alam is a member of the franchise team Balkh Legends which plays in the Afghanistan Premier League. He has played 9 matches and scored just 2 runs. However, he has taken 10 wickets in the 9 matches with an economy of 7.35. His team, Balkh Legends have been the inaugural champions of the Afghanistan Premier League.