Darwish Rasooli

  • D.O.B.: 12/12/1999
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Placed: Wickersely Old Village CC
  • Nationality: Afghan
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: None
  • Current teams: Afghanistan, Amo Sharks, Maiwand Defenders
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Darwish Rasooli is yet another incredibly talented Afghan cricketer that has come through their domestic system. A explosive Right-hander, Darwish is also a tidy Right-arm Off Spinner. An age group star, Darwish represented the Afghanistan U19 side on 13 occasions including 5 appearances at the 2017-18 ICC Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Prior to his World Cup appearances, he has already made his List A debut for Speen Ghar Region in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament in August 2017. In just his second match, he scored his first century, 130* against Amo Region. He made his Twenty20 debut for Mis Ainak Knights in the 2017 Shpageeza Cricket League the following month.

In early March 2018, his debut First Class season, Darwish was the leading run-scorer in the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, finishing with 1,073 runs in 8 games. In May 2018, he was named in Afghanistan’s T20I squad for their series against Bangladesh but never made the final XI. He was also selected for Afghanistan’s U23 team for the Emerging Asia Cup.

In February 2022, Darwish was named in again in Afghanistan’s T20I squad, this time for their series against Bangladesh. This time he would make his debut and to date has represented Afghanistan 5 occasions including a 2022 ICC T20 World Cup match against the hosts, Australia.

Seeking his first placement in the UK in 2023, Darwish will be an excellent pick up for any club seeking a high-class top order Batsman for next summer that brings a youthful exuberance with him on his first adventure abroad in clubland.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Amos/Speen Ghar/Boost (First Class) Career 18 29 1842
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
249 73.68 3 19.00 2-10
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Speen Ghar/Amo/Band-e-Amir/Boost/Defenders (List A) Career 36 33 1259
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
130* 43.41