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Samiullah Shenwari is one of the 15 players who have been named in the Afghanistan squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Samiullah Shenwari, who made his one-day international debut on 19-Apr-09, had played 81 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 70 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 1737 runs, having faced 2673 balls, at an average of 28.95 and a strike rate of 64.98. He was unbeaten in 10 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 96. He had 0 centuries and 11 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Samiullah Shinwari had bowled 2063 balls and taken 45 wickets while conceding a total of 1698 runs. He had an average of 37.73 and an economy rate of 4.94 His best ODI bowling performance was 4/1.

Samiullah Shenwari represents Afghanistan in international level. He is a right-handed batsman and leg break bowler, and plays as a batting all-rounder in the team.


Shenwari played for the newly formed Afghan Cheetahs team in the Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup 2011-12. In the final group stage match of the 2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, he scored 192 not out, batting for Speen Ghar Region against Amo Region. He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer, with 398 runs in six matches.
 
In September 2018, he was named in Paktia's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.
 
Shenwari was a part of the Afghan cricket team that in under a year had won the World Cricket League Division Five, Division Four and Division Three, thus promoting them to Division Two and allowing them to partake in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier where they gained One Day International (ODI) status.
 
Shenwari was run out just one run short of his highest score in ODIs. He had scored 82 against Kenya in Amstelveen in 2010. This was his fourth fifty in ODIs and his first against a Test nation.
 
Asghar Stanikzai and Shenwari added 164 runs for the sixth wicket for Afghanistan which was the highest sixth-wicket partnership in the Asia Cup beating the 112 runs added by Alok Kapali and Mahmudullah against India at National Stadium, Karachi in 2008.
 
The partnership was Afghanistan's highest for the sixth wicket in ODIs and their first century partnership for that wicket. In April 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup

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