The 23-year-old Fazalhaq Farooqi was impressive against Sri Lanka and has the best bowling figures for Afghanistan in the World Cups.
Best bowling figures for AFG in World Cups
Afghanistan is scheduled to play in the 30th match in the World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka on October 30 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Winning the toss, Afghanistan chose to bowl. Pathum Nissanka and Karunaratne opened the innings while Mujeeb opened the bowling attack.
Karunaratne was dismissed by Fazalhaq Farooqi for 15 runs while Pathum Nissanka had an impressive start scoring 46 runs and was dismissed by Azmatullah. Kusal Mendis and Samarawickrama scored 39 and 36 runs before being dismissed by Mujeeb.
Fazalhaq Farooqi dismissed Asalanka for 22 runs while Mathews for 23 runs. Theekshana scored 29 runs and helped the side set a score of 241, losing all 10 wickets with three balls remaining in the last over of their innings.
With a target of 242 runs, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the innings while Dilshan Madushanka opened the bowling attack.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz was sent out with a duck while Ibrahim Zadran scored 39 runs and was sent out by Dilshan Madushanka. Rahmat Shah had an impressive knock of 62 runs from 74 deliveries and was dismissed by Rajitha.
Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 58* runs while Azmatullah Omarzai scored 73* runs on 63 deliveries. By the end, Afghanistan scored 242 runs on the 46th over losing 3 wickets. Fazalhaq Farooqi was named as the Player of the Match.
He dismissed four wickets for 34 runs bowling 10 overs. Mohammad Nabi had the best bowling figures for Afghanistan in World Cups with 4/30 during the match against Sri Lanka in the 2019 ICC tournament.
Fazalhaq Farooqi stands second with his four-wicket dismissal in the match against Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2023. Shapoor Zadran stands third on the list with 4/38 bowling figures in the match against Scotland during the World Cup 2015.
Sri Lanka played six matches so far and won only two matches in the ICC tournament. They will be playing their next World Cup match against India on November 02, at Wankhede Stadium.
Afghanistan has played six matches so far and won three matches. Afghanistan will be playing their next World Cup match against the Netherlands on November 03 at Ekana Sports City, Lucknow.
Best bowling figures for Afghanistan in World Cups
- 4/30 – Mohammad Nabi vs SL, Cardiff, 2019
- 4/34 – Fazalhaq Farooqi vs SL, Pune, 2023
- 4/38 – Shapoor Zadran vs SCO, Dunedin, 2015