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Rashid to lead Afghanistan in T20 series against Ireland

Rashid to lead Afghanistan in T20 series against Ireland

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14 Mar 2024 - 10:01
Rashid to lead Afghanistan in T20 series against Ireland
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14 Mar 2024 - 10:01

ATLANTA (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has named a 15-member squad for the three match T20 series against Ireland.

Afghanistan T20 captain and veteran leggie Rashid Khan has returned to the squad for the first time since the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

Rashid has not played a competitive game since the tournament in India but travelled with the team for the bilateral series in India, although he was deemed unfit to play eventually.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Allah Ghazanfar and Nangyal Kharoti handled spin duties in his absence.

Rashid will lead the side on his return while Mujeeb ur Rahman also makes a comeback from his injury.

“Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman continue to recover from their injuries and are unavailable for selection,” ACB Chief Selector Ahmad Shah Sulimankhil said while picking the ODI team.

The duo’s return is a major boost for Afghanistan, who completed a 2-0 ODI series a win over Ireland. The series will begin on March 15 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Squad: 

Rashid Khan (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sediq Atal, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Ishaq Rahimi (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Nangyal Kharoti, Azmat Omarzai, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wafadar Momand, Farid Malik, Naveen Ul Haq, Fazal Haq Farooqi

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