Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: Complete list of players in Afghanistan squad
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced its final team for the ICC’s T20 World Cup 2021. Mohammad Nabi – currently No. 1 T20 all-rounder – will lead the team after Rashid Khan stepped down from captaincy amid reported conflicts with the board.
Farid Ahmed Malik, who was previously in the reserved players, has also joined the 15-man squad. Afsar Zazai has been removed from the reserved players’ list and will not be a part of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Dawlat Zadran have been shifted to the reserved list from the main playing team.
Afghanistan will start the tournament with its first match against the winner of the Group B of the qualifying stage on October 25 in Sharjah.
Afghanistan is in Group 2 of the Super12 with Pakistan, New Zealand, and the runner-ups from the qualifying matches.
Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021 squad
Mohammad Nabi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Shahzad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Farid Ahmed Malik, Naveen ul Haq.
Reserves: Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Fazal Haq Farooqi.
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