Ikram Ali Khil is an Afghan cricketer who was born on 29 September 2000 at Kabul in Afghanistan. He is a left handed wicket keeper batsman and plays as the main wicket keeper for his team. He is one of the few players in the World to have played two U-19 World Cups. Also, Ikram Ali Khil is the youngest player to score 80+ in the history of Cricket World Cups.
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- Rise to Glory
- Club Career
Ikram Ali Khil made his Test debut on 15 March 2019 against Ireland at Dehradun. However, he scored only 7 runs in the first inning and ended up on the winning side as Afghanistan won the match by 7 wickets. He took 5 catches behind the wicket and successfully executed 1 stumping in the match.
The One Day International debut for Ikram Ali Khil came on 2 March 2019 against Ireland at Dehradun. He scored 5 runs in the match and the match ended in a No Result.
Ikram Ali Khil made his T20 international debut at Sharjah against Kenya on 11 October 2013. He could not score more than 9 runs and took one catch behind the wickets. The match was won by Kenya by a margin of 34 runs.
The First Class debut for Ikram Ali came on 1 March 2018 at Amanullah in the 2018 Ahmad Shah Abdali Tournament against Kabul region. He led the Speen Ghar region successfully as they won the match by 29 runs. In this match, Ikram ALi Khil scored 39 and 33 runs in both the innings respectively.
Ikram Ali made his List A debut in Khost for Speen Ghar Region against Mis Ainak Region in the 2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional Tournament. He scored only 13 runs in the match and Speen Ghar won the match by 24 runs.
Rise to Glory
Ikram Ali Khil might be a little slow behind the wickets, but he is a great batsman and scored 80 runs in the semi finals of the 2018 U-19 Asia Cup against Australia. He had also scored an unbeaten 107 in the 2017 U-19 Asia Cup which helped Afghanistan to win their first ever U-19 Asia Cup by defeating Pakistan in the finals. Ikram was awarded as the Man of the Match for his performance in that match. In the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, he broke Sachin Tendulakar’s record of being the youngest player to score 80+ in a World Cup.
Ikram Ali Khil has played for Balkh Legends franchise in the 2018-19 season of Afghanistan Premier League, and was a member of the winning team in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League. He has scored 25 runs in 6 innings in the league.