Mohammad Shahzad Mohammadi is an Afghan cricketer who represents the Afghanistan Men's National Cricket Team in international cricket. Shahzad opens the batting and keeps the wickets for the Afghanistan team. Mohammad Shahzad Mohammadi was born on January 31, 1988, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Shahzad played a crucial role in Afghanistan's endeavors in 2008 which helped the Afghanistan National Cricket Team join the 2009 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in South Africa. He led from the front with his strong performances in the tournament. As an outcome of his efforts, Afghanistan obtained One Day International status. Shahzad made his ODI debut against the Netherlands on August 30, 2009, at VRA Cricket Ground. Shahzad made his Twenty20 International debut in February 2010, against Ireland.
Shahzad was one of the eleven in Afghanistan's squad for their inaugural Test match played against India in May 2018.
Being an integral part of Afghanistan's national team, Shahzad never played much of the top-level domestic cricket in Afghanistan. He has played just two matches in the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, both of which were in the 2015–16 season. He captained the Band-e-Amir Dragons. Shahzad has also captained for the Spin Ghar Tigers in the 2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament.
In April 2019, Mohammad Shahzad Mohammadi was named in Afghanistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.