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2018–19 Afghanistan Premier League

The 2018–19 Afghanistan Premier League (also known as Gulbahar Afghanistan Premier League T20 2018)[1] was the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League Twenty20 (T20) franchise cricket tournament, held in the United Arab Emirates.[2] It took place between 5 and 21 October 2018 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.[3]

In September 2018, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that they would not give No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to the active Pakistani players.[4] In October 2018, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) denied to give NOCs to Mohammad Mithun and Soumya Sarkar.[5]

Balkh Legends won the title, after beating Kabul Zwanan by four wickets in the final.[6][7]

Squads

The following squads were announced for the tournament:[8]

Balkh LegendsKabul ZwananKandahar KnightsNangarhar LeopardsPaktia Panthers

Points table

Team[9]PldWLNRPtsNRR
Balkh Legends862012+0.782
Paktia Panthers853010+0.144
Kabul Zwanan84408–0.070
Nangarhar Leopards83506–0.582
Kandahar Knights82604–0.226
  • The top four teams qualified for the playoffs
  •      Advanced to Semifinals

League stage

The following fixtures were confirmed in September 2018.[10]

5 October 2018
20:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Paktia Panthers
218/4 (20 overs)
v
Kabul Zwanan
220/7 (19.1 overs)
Sikandar Raza 78* (40)
Zahir Shehzad 2/36 (4 overs)
Laurie Evans 79* (39)
Sharafuddin Ashraf 2/40 (4 overs)
Kabul Zwanan won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Izatullah Safi (Afg) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Laurie Evans (Kabul Zwanan)
  • Kabul Zwanan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Zahir Shehzad (Kabul Zwanan) made his T20 debut.

6 October 2018
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kandahar Knights
139/9 (20 overs)
v
Nangarhar Leopards
142/4 (18.3 overs)
Karim Janat 39 (39)
Ben Cutting 5/28 (4 overs)
Shafiqullah 35* (20)
Karim Sadiq 1/5 (1 over)
Nangarhar Leopards won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Farooq Khan (Afg) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Ben Cutting (Nangarhar Leopards)

6 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kabul Zwanan
176/6 (20 overs)
v
Balkh Legends
177/2 (18.5 overs)
Laurie Evans 64 (47)
Mohammad Nabi 2/20 (4 overs)
Ryan ten Doeschate 78* (46)
Rashid Khan 1/24 (4 overs)
Balkh Legends won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Izatullah Safi (Afg) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Ryan ten Doeschate (Balkh Legends)
  • Balkh Legends won the toss and elected to field.

7 October 2018
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Paktia Panthers
184/8 (20 overs)
v
Nangarhar Leopards
163/6 (20 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 53 (21)
Ben Cutting 3/25 (4 overs)
Ben Cutting 71 (39)
Isuru Udana 2/28 (4 overs)
Paktia Panthers won by 21 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Farooq Khan (Afg) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Ben Cutting (Nangarhar Leopards)
  • Paktia Panthers won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Azmatullah Omarzai (Paktia Panthers) made his T20 debut.

7 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Balkh Legends
165/5 (20 overs)
v
Kandahar Knights
152/7 (20 overs)
Colin Munro 46 (24)
Karim Janat 1/19 (3 overs)
Asghar Afghan 45 (32)
Gulbadin Naib 4/12 (4 overs)
Balkh Legends won by 13 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg) and Izatullah Safi (Afg)
Player of the match: Gulbadin Naib (Balkh Legends)
  • Kandahar Knights won the toss and elected to field.

9 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Nangarhar Leopards
188/5 (20 overs)
v
Kabul Zwanan
191/3 (17.5 overs)
Anton Devcich 94* (58)
Shahidullah 1/10 (1 over)
Hazratullah Zazai 124 (55)
Zahir Khan 1/20 (3.5 overs)
Kabul Zwanan won by 7 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Hazratullah Zazai (Kabul Zwanan)
  • Kabul Zwanan won the toss and elected to field.

10 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Paktia Panthers
204/4 (20 overs)
v
Balkh Legends
167 (19 overs)
Cameron Delport 70* (48)
Gulbadin Naib 2/46 (4 overs)
Mohammad Nabi 40 (15)
Isuru Udana 4/38 (4 overs)
Paktia Panthers won by 37 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Cameron Delport (Paktia Panthers)
  • Balkh Legends won the toss and elected to field.
  • Ziaur Rahman (Paktia Panthers) made his T20 debut.

11 October 2018
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kabul Zwanan
173/6 (20 overs)
v
Kandahar Knights
171/7 (20 overs)
Laurie Evans 57* (29)
Sayed Shirzad 3/36 (4 overs)
Asghar Afghan 52 (32)
Shahidullah 2/18 (4 overs)
Kabul Zwanan won by 2 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Durrani (Afg) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Shahidullah (Kabul Zwanan)
  • Kandahar Knights won the toss and elected to field.

11 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Balkh Legends
143/7 (20 overs)
v
Nangarhar Leopards
118 (19.1 overs)
Ryan ten Doeschate 35 (27)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/19 (4 overs)
Anton Devcich 48 (44)
Mirwais Ashraf 4/19 (4 overs)
Balkh Legends won by 25 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Mirwais Ashraf (Balkh Legends)
  • Nangarhar Leopards won the toss and elected to field.

12 October 2018
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Paktia Panthers
127 (18.2 overs)
v
Kandahar Knights
118 (19.4 overs)
Sikandar Raza 51 (42)
Sayed Shirzad 4/19 (3.2 overs)
Karim Janat 27 (23)
Isuru Udana 3/19 (4 overs)
Paktia Panthers won by 9 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Isuru Udana (Paktia Panthers)
  • Paktia Panthers won the toss and elected to bat.

12 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Nangarhar Leopards
182/5 (20 overs)
v
Kabul Zwanan
167/9 (20 overs)
Anton Devcich 77 (46)
Wayne Parnell 2/47 (4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 50 (31)
Rahmat Shah 3/25 (4 overs)
Nangarhar Leopards won by 15 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Izatullah Safi (Afg)
Player of the match: Rahmat Shah (Nangarhar Leopards)
  • Kabul Zwanan won the toss and elected to field.

13 October 2018
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Balkh Legends
195/4 (20 overs)
v
Paktia Panthers
106 (15.2 overs)
Ryan ten Doeschate 74* (41)
Sikandar Raza 1/12 (2 overs)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 33 (22)
Ravi Bopara 3/17 (3 overs)
Balkh Legends won by 89 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Ryan ten Doeschate (Balkh Legends)
  • Balkh Legends won the toss and elected to bat.

13 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kandahar Knights
136/8 (20 overs)
v
Nangarhar Leopards
110 (19.3 overs)
Karim Janat 40* (21)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4/16 (4 overs)
Shafiqullah 23 (9)
Waqar Salamkheil 3/20 (4 overs)
Kandahar Knights won by 26 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ahmed Shah Durrani (Afg)
Player of the match: Karim Janat (Kandahar Knights)
  • Kandahar Knights won the toss and elected to bat.

14 October 2018
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Balkh Legends
244/6 (20 overs)
v
Kabul Zwanan
223/7 (20 overs)
Chris Gayle 80 (48)
Fareed Ahmad 2/48 (3 overs)
Hazratullah Zazai 62 (17)
Ben Laughlin 3/37 (3 overs)
Balkh Legends won by 21 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (Balkh Legends)
  • Balkh Legends won the toss and elected to bat.

14 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Nangarhar Leopards
126 (20 overs)
v
Paktia Panthers
129/3 (14.4 overs)
Rahmat Shah 32 (38)
Ziaur Rahman 3/27 (4 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 78* (43)
Sandeep Lamichhane 2/23 (4 overs)
Paktia Panthers won by 7 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Mohammad Shahzad (Paktia Panthers)
  • Nangarhar Leopards won the toss and elected to bat.

16 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kandahar Knights
152/5 (20 overs)
v
Kabul Zwanan
153/6 (19.1 overs)
Asghar Afghan 60 (31)
Fareed Ahmad 2/40 (4 overs)
Laurie Evans 32* (31)
Karim Janat 3/14 (4 overs)
Kabul Zwanan won by 4 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Rashid Khan (Kabul Zwanan)
  • Kabul Zwanan won the toss and elected to field.

17 October 2018
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Balkh Legends
133/7 (20 overs)
v
Nangarhar Leopards
134/4 (18 overs)
Ravi Bopara 35 (32)
Naveen-ul-Haq 2/21 (4 overs)
Andre Fletcher 48 (22)
Qais Ahmad 3/19 (4 overs)
Nangarhar Leopards won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Andre Fletcher (Nangarhar Leopards)
  • Balkh Legends won the toss and elected to bat.

17 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Paktia Panthers
167/7 (20 overs)
v
Kandahar Knights
168/6 (20 overs)
Samiullah Shenwari 65 (43)
Sayed Shirzad 3/36 (4 overs)
Asghar Afghan 74 (42)
Ziaur Rahman 3/40 (4 overs)
Kandahar Knights won by 4 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Izatullah Safi (Afg)
Player of the match: Asghar Afghan (Kandahar Knights)
  • Paktia Panthers won the toss and elected to bat.

18 October 2018
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kandahar Knights
141/9 (20 overs)
v
Balkh Legends
142/4 (17.5 overs)
Brendon McCullum 50 (33)
Mirwais Ashraf 3/24 (4 overs)
Chris Gayle 73 (22)
Waqar Salamkheil 2/21 (4 overs)
Balkh Legends won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Durrani (Afg) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (Balkh Legends)
  • Balkh Legends won the toss and elected to field.
  • Samiullah (Balkh Legends) made his T20 debut.

18 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kabul Zwanan
168/4 (20 overs)
v
Paktia Panthers
172/4 (19.4 overs)
Colin Ingram 83* (51)
Isuru Udana 2/33 (4 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 62 (27)
Wayne Parnell 2/33 (3.4 overs)
Paktia Panthers won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Mohammad Shahzad (Paktia Panthers)
  • Kabul Zwanan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Usman Adil (Kabul Zwanan) made his T20 debut.

Playoffs

SemifinalsFinal
      
1Balkh Legends235/5 (20 overs)
4Nangarhar Leopards64 (13.1 overs)
1Balkh Legends138/6 (18.1 overs)
3Kabul Zwanan132/9 (20 overs)
2Paktia Panthers102 (14.5 overs)
3Kabul Zwanan192/9 (20 overs)

Semifinal 1

19 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Balkh Legends
235/5 (20 overs)
v
Nangarhar Leopards
64 (13.1 overs)
Darwish Rasooli 78 (45)
Ben Cutting 2/38 (4 overs)
Andre Fletcher 13 (13)
Mohammad Nabi 4/12 (3.1 overs)
Balkh Legends won by 171 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Mohammad Nabi (Balkh Legends)
  • Balkh Legends won the toss and elected to bat.

Semifinal 2

20 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kabul Zwanan
192/9 (20 overs)
v
Paktia Panthers
102 (14.5 overs)
Colin Ingram 44 (27)
Shahid Afridi 2/25 (4 overs)
Shahid Afridi 27 (16)
Rashid Khan 4/20 (3.5 overs)
Kabul Zwanan won by 90 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afg)
Player of the match: Rashid Khan (Kabul Zwanan)
  • Kabul Zwanan won the toss and elected to bat.

Final

21 October 2018
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kabul Zwanan
132/9 (20 overs)
v
Balkh Legends
138/6 (18.1 overs)
Javed Ahmadi 32 (19)
Qais Ahmad 5/18 (4 overs)
Chris Gayle 56 (34)
Wayne Parnell 3/35 (4 overs)
Balkh Legends won by 4 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Qais Ahmad (Balkh Legends)
  • Kabul Zwanan won the toss and elected to bat.

Statistics

Most runs

PlayerTeamMatInnsRunsAveSRHS100504s6s
Afghanistan Mohammad ShahzadPaktia Panthers9934443.00174.6178*043027
Afghanistan Hazratullah ZazaiKabul Zwanan101032232.20193.97124113421
Jamaica Chris GayleBalkh Legends7731545.00172.1380042527
England Laurie EvansKabul Zwanan9930561.00142.5279*031619
Netherlands Ryan ten DoeschateBalkh Legends9927454.80126.2678*022111
  • Last Updated: 22 October 2018.
  • Source: Cricinfo[11]

Most wickets

PlayerTeamMatInnsWktsAveEconBBI4WI5WI
Sri Lanka Isuru UdanaPaktia Panthers881714.417.654/3810
Afghanistan Sayed ShirzadKandahar Knights881615.257.824/1910
Afghanistan Qais AhmadBalkh Legends991512.536.265/1801
Afghanistan Mirwais AshrafBalkh Legends991415.287.974/1910
South Africa Wayne ParnellKabul Zwanan10101325.848.963/3500
  • Last Updated: 22 October 2018.
  • Source: Cricinfo[12]

References

  1. ^ "Gulbahar group confirmed as APL title sponsor". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League slated for October 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "DSport to live broadcast APL 2018 in India". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Pak cricketers ask PCB to issue NOC to play in APL". The Nation. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Soumya, Mithun denied NOC for APL T20". Dhaka Tribune. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ "BALKH LEGENDS CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF APL T20 2018". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Qais Ahmed, Chris Gayle star as Balkh Legends win inaugural APL". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Gayle, Afridi, Russell: icons in Afghanistan Premier League". ESPN Cricinfo. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 Points Table". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Schedules & Results". APLT20. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  11. ^ "RECORDS / AFGHANISTAN PREMIER LEAGUE, 2018/19 / MOST RUNS". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  12. ^ "RECORDS / AFGHANISTAN PREMIER LEAGUE, 2018/19 / MOST WICKETS". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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