Yamin Ahmadzai is a 28-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler who has represented Afghanistan in international cricket.
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Yamin has taken 10 wickets in 4 Tests at 21.10 with his best bowling figures of 3/41. He played his first Test against India in Bengaluru. In March 2019, Afghanistan faced off against Ireland in Dehradun in the only Test between the sides on Ireland’s tour of India. Ireland batted first and posted 172. Ahmadzai took 3/41, accounting for the dismissals of PR Stirling, A Balbirnie and GH Dockrell. Afghanistan scored 314 to take a useful first-innings lead. In their second knock, Ireland were bowled out for 288. This time around, Yamin returned figures of 3/52, including the scalps of WTS Porterfield, PR Stirling and TJ Murtagh. Afghanistan chased down the resultant target of 141 with seven wickets to spare. Ahmadzai last appeared in a Test match against the West Indies in Lucknow in November 2019.
Yamin Ahmadzai has taken 2 wickets in 3 ODIs at 69.50. He played his first ODI against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in December 2015. He registered his best bowling figures in an ODI against Ireland in Belfast on 17 July 2016, in the 4th ODI of a series on Afghanistan’s tour of Ireland. In that game, Afghanistan batted first and scored 229/7. Replying, Ireland were bowled out for 150 thanks to Yamin’s best ODI bowling figures of 1/23 in 7 overs, in which he accounted for the wicket of middle-order batsman KJ O’Brien. Ahmadzai also had a hand in the run out of Ireland opener EC Joyce. He last appeared in an ODI against the West Indies in Lucknow in November 2019.
Yamin Ahmadzai has taken 5 wickets in 2 T20I matches at an average of 13.00. He took 2/31 in his first match against Oman in Abu Dhabi on 29 November 2015. In that match, Afghanistan batted first and posted 159/8 on the board. In reply, Oman were bowled out for 132. Yamin took 2/31 in 3.1 overs, accounting for the scalps of Khawar Ali and AV Lalcheta. Playing against the same opposition at the same venue on the very next day, Ahmadzai achieved his best T20I bowling figures. This time around, Afghanistan scored 160/4 in the first innings before bowling out Oman for 148/8. Yamin took 3/34 in 4 overs, including the scalps of Adnan Ilyas, Mohammad Nadeem and Oman skipper Sultan Ahmed.