Born on June 30, 1988, in Chardara district of Kunduz Province, Mirwais Ashraf is a former Afghanistan all-rounder, who has represented Afghanistan in 46 ODIs and 25 T20Is to date. He used to bowl medium pace relying more on seam movement. He was also handy with the bat at the lower order, as he carries first-class and List-A half-centuries to his name.
Ashraf made his ODI debut against the Netherlands at the VRA Cricket Ground on August 30, 2009. He had also made his First-Class debut against the same team in Afghanistan's debut match in the Intercontinental Cup, wherein in the second inning, he took 4/24 to help Afghanistan register a historic win by one wicket.
He was part of the Afghanistan squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, where he has had some outstanding performances with the bat and ball. He was also appointed as Afghanistan’s ICC Ambassador for the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England & Wales.
Ashraf kept playing representative cricket till Oct 2020, he represented the Band-e-Amir dragons in SCL2020 as well as featured in two editions of the regional List-A tournament from the Amo region. In September 2021, Mr. Ashraf was appointed as the Chief Selector of the Afghanistan Cricket Board. Two months later on November 6, 2021, He was appointed as the Acting Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board.
Mr. Mirwais Ashraf as the Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board & the chair of the board aims at developing Afghan Cricket and expanding the game to all parts of the country. He believes that cricket is not only a sport or an entertaining tool in the country but the game is considered to be an excellent source of aspirations, elations, and hope for 35m Afghans.
He trusts that maintaining effective relationships with the government, the cricket governing body, and with other cricketing nations can contribute to the development of Afghan Cricket and can help them to arrange more bilateral cricket for the Afghanistan National Team.