Rahmat Shah Zurmatai hails from Paktia in Afghanistan. Born on July 6th 1993, Rahmat Shah Zurmatai represents his country in International cricket. Rahmat has been representing other clubs in national level cricket as well. He has played for Mohammedan Sporting Club and also Afghan Cheetas. Rahmat is a right hand batsman. He bowls leg break and also delivers googly.
- He played his first List A match at Lahore. The match was between Afghanistan and Faisalabad and Rawalpindi on 10th February 2013. Rahmat scored 48 runs off 97 deliveries. Afghanistan lost the match to Faisalabad and Rawalpindi at 8 wickets.
- Rahmat’s First Class debut was versus Scotland on March 12th 2013. At Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan won this match by 5 runs with an innings remaining. Rahmat performed his best and added 67 runs to the score.
- Rahmat’s ODI career kick started at Sharjah on the 6th of March 2013. In this match against Scotland, Rahmat bowled 3 overs and gave away just 20 runs, while he scored odd 3 runs off 16 deliveries. Afghanistan though won the match by 7 wickets with another 97 balls at hand.
His ODI debut was at the age of 20. He was in the Afghan squad for the 2014 Asia Cup that was played in Bangladesh. Rahmat is a talented cricketer and in his molding phase. He is a young prospect for the growing Afghan cricket squad.