Afghanistan is a fast improving cricket team. However, there are still some areas for improvement. Cricwizz looks into five T20I records that Afghanistan and their players would wish not be part of.
Most extras in a T20I innings: Afghanistan share the 6th spot with Scotland and England in the list of most extras conceded in a T20I innings. In a T20I match against Zimbabwe at Sharjah in 2016, Afghanistan conceded 23 extras (4 leg byes, 17 wides, 2 no balls) in the opponent team’s score of 182/7. The list is headed by South Africa who conceded 29 extras against West Indies at Johannesburg in 2008.
Dismissed on the first ball of a T20I match: Mohammad Shahzad happens to be the 12th player in the list of cricketers who was dismissed off the first ball of a T20I match. Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza was the bowler who dismissed Shahzad on the first ball at Mirpur in 2014. AA Mulla of Canada was the first cricketer to be dismissed on the first ball of a match.
Worst career economy rate in T20Is: Dawlat Zadran features in the list of worst economy rates in T20Is. He occupies the 16th spot with an economy rate of 7.60. The list is topped jointly by JW Dernbach of England and Jacob Oram of New Zealand with an economy rate of 8.71.
Most runs conceded in T20I career: Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan occupies the 15th spot in this list of cricketers who has conceded the most runs in T20Is. Nabi has conceded 1126 runs in 45 T20Is.The list is headed by Shahid Afridi who has conceded 2362 runs from 98 matches.
Most runs conceded in an innings: Izatullah Dawlatzai takes the 16th spot in the list of cricketers who have conceded most runs in an innings. Dawlatzai conceded 56 runs in 3 overs at an economy of 18.66 against England at Colombo in 2012. Kyle Abbott tops the list as he has conceded 68 runs in 4 overs at an economy rate of 17 against West Indies at Johannesburg in 2015.