The Afghanistan national cricket team has been making waves in the cricketing world over the past decade, rising from affiliate status to full membership of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in just a few years. Key Facts:
- The Afghanistan team made their international debut in 2001 and were granted affiliate status by the ICC in 2010. The team's first-ever international win came in 2010 against Scotland in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers. Afghanistan achieved full member status in 2017, becoming the 12th nation to do so. The team is currently ranked 7th in T20Is and 9th in ODIs by the ICC rankings. Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are some of the team's most prominent players.