Afghanistan’s young spin sensation, Noor Ahmed, made his World Cup debut in the team’s match against Pakistan on Monday, October 23 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The young debutant announced his arrival on the world stage in grand fashion as he ended up as the highest wicket-taker for Afghanistan, with a three-wicket haul.
Noor Ahmed, known for his elusive googlies and deceptive deliveries, started his mayhem by claiming the prized wicket of Pakistan’s opener, Abdullah Shafique. He then went on to dismantle the threats posed by Mohammed Rizwan and Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam.
Noor Ahmed proved to be the second-most economical bowler for Afghanistan in the match against Pakistan, giving away a mere 49 runs in his 10-over spell.
Now, you might be wondering who this emerging spin sensation, Noor Ahmed, is, who has captivated everyone with his bowling skills. Don’t fret; we, at ProBatsman, are here to provide you with all the information about Noor Ahmed.
Who is Noor Ahmed, Afghanistan’s young spin sensation?
Noor Ahmed represented the Afghanistan national team during the ICC Men’s U-19 World Cup in 2020. He later went on to make his T20I and ODI debut for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka respectively in 2022.
However, it was his tenure with the Gujarat Titans, a prominent Indian Premier League franchise, that thrust him into the spotlight. His remarkable bowling in IPL 2023, where he managed to grab 16 wickets in 13 matches, left an indelible mark on cricket fans.
It’s worth mentioning that Noor Ahmed was part of Afghanistan’s squad for the ICC World Cup 2023, but he didn’t make an appearance in any matches prior to the Pakistan game. However, his inclusion in the team became necessary due to the absence of Fazalhaq Farooqi.