In 2024, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricket team had a triumphant year, clinching the ACC Men’s Premier Cup with a remarkable victory over Oman in the final. A standout contributor to their success was Aayan Afzal Khan, whose stellar bowling performance throughout the tournament played a pivotal role in securing the trophy for UAE.

Aayan's exceptional bowling skills were evident in each match he played. In the opening match against Kuwait, Aayan exhibited commendable form, claiming a crucial wicket while conceding only 25 runs in his allocated four overs. His disciplined bowling significantly contributed to UAE's successful start in the tournament.

The game against Bahrain saw Aayan deliver a standout performance, where he showcased his ability to thrive under pressure. With UAE setting a formidable target of 236 runs, Aayan rose to the occasion while defending the score, scalping three wickets for a mere 26 runs in his spell of four overs. His economical bowling played a pivotal role in restricting Bahrain's batting lineup and securing a convincing victory for UAE.

Aayan's skills were evident in the encounter against Cambodia, where he delivered a match-winning performance. With an impressive haul of three wickets for just seven runs in four overs, Aayan played a crucial role in dismantling Cambodia's batting order, allowing the UAE to secure a comprehensive victory.

The first Semi-Final against Nepal witnessed another commendable display of Aayan's bowling skills. Despite facing a formidable opponent, Aayan remained unfazed, claiming a crucial wicket while conceding only 18 runs in his three overs. His disciplined bowling performance played a pivotal role in restricting Nepal to a modest total, paving the way for UAE's victory.

In the final showdown against Oman, Aayan once again proved to be a key asset for UAE. Despite Oman's strong batting lineup, Aayan delivered a stellar performance, claiming two vital wickets for a mere 29 runs in his spell. His contribution played a crucial role in UAE's successful defense of their total, ultimately securing the prestigious title.