One of the most exciting new talents to emerge from Afghanistan's cricket programmes in recent years, intrepid opening batsman Usman Ghani was good enough to play one-day international cricket for Afghanistan well before his 18th birthday. Ghani was also good enough to race to a century in his fourth ODI, against Zimbabwe, still aged 17. He started 2014 as part of the Afghanistan Under-19 team that defeated Australia and Sri Lanka in the Under-19 World Cup, and ended it as a member of the squad for Afghanistan's first full World Cup campaign. He warmed up for the tournament with a match-winning hundred against an Auckland team that included Kyle Mills and Mitchell McClenaghan.
|ODI debut||Afghanistan v Hong Kong at Kuala Lumpur, May 1, 2014|
|Last ODI||Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 22, 2017|
|T20I debut||West Indies v Afghanistan at Basseterre, Jun 2, 2017|
|List A debut||Afghanistan v Hong Kong at Kuala Lumpur, May 1, 2014|
|Last List A||Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 22, 2017|
|Twenty20 debut||Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, Oct 26, 2015|
|Last Twenty20||West Indies v Afghanistan at Basseterre, Jun 2, 2017|