5 key Afghanistan players to watch out for in the Asia Cup 2022

Asia Cup 2022

The best of the bests from the Asian continent is set to display its class of cricket as the Asia Cup 2022 season kicks-off today onwards, i.e. 27th of August with the hosts Sri Lanka taking on the Afghanistan cricket team.


Talking of the Afghanistan cricket team, they have qualified for the tournament as being best 5 Asian and ICC’s full members. Afghanistan cricket team has seen a considerably huge growth to level of cricket over the last couple of years and a couple of players who saw the rise of Afghanistan, is still a part of the team.

And as they step foot in what will be their 3rd time in the Asia Cup history, today we take a look at 5 Afghanistan cricket team players to watch out for in the Asia Cup 2022.


Hazratullah Zazai

The first name in our list is the explosive and hard-hitting batsman Hazratullah Zazai. The 24-years-old Hazai will be leading the command of the Afghanistan batting unit. You can judge Zazai’s quality when we say that he holds the 2nd highest score in the history of T20I cricket. He scored a brilliant 162 runs off just 62 balls against Ireland in 2019 and Afghanistan will be hoping for the same from him.

Mohammad Nabi

Afghanistan team’s captain Mohammad Nabi is the most dependable member of the team and he will look to use his whole lot of experience in the Asia Cup 2022. Nabi is one of the those players who scripted the growth of Afghanistan. He has played a total of 95 T20I matches and has scored 1631 runs and taken 80 wickets.

Karim Janat

Afghanistan’s medium pace bowler Karim Janat will be a massive addition to the team in the Asia Cup 2022. The 24-years-old not only a good bowler, but he also score some good runs. He has played 36 T20I matches and has scored 345 runs at an average of 17.25 and has taken 31 wickets.


Mujeeb ur Rahman

Afghanistan cricket team is very much famous for its spin bowling department. While we mentioned Mohammad Nabi above, leg-spin bowler Mujeeb ur Rahman is another star in the making. The 21-years-old spinner has so far played 28 T20I matches and has taken 38 wickets.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is another of those spin bowling talent from the Afghanistan team. But, Rashid Khan has today established himself as one of the best bowler of the current generation and he is going to play a massive role in Afghanistan’s campaign this year. He has so far played 66 T20I matches and has scored 229 runs and has taken 112 wickets.

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