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Asia Cup 2022: Afghanistan announce 17-member squad, Mohammad Nabi named…- Newslength

Afghanistan named a 17-strong squad for the 2022 version of the Asia Cup on Tuesday, August 16. The facet will probably be led by all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and sees one change from the 16-member squad within the ongoing tour of Eire. Samiuallah Shinwari has changed Sharafuddin Ashraf, who’s now part of the reserves. Spinner Noor Ahmed has additionally been added to the facet. Shinwari final represented Afghanistan in a T20I in March 2020, in a match towards Eire. 

Alongside Ashraf, Qais Ahmed and Nijad Masood are the opposite two gamers on standby. The squad additionally options different regulars like Rashid Khan, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. 

On the squad, chief selector Noor Malikzai stated, “The Asia Cup is an important event for us and, as such, we have picked our best available players for the event. Samiullah Shinwari has been added to the side for the Asia Cup. He is in very good form and can give further impetus to the batting department, which already boasts Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi.” 

Afghanistan are at the moment on an away project towards Eire. After shedding the primary two encounters, the guests bounced again brilliantly within the subsequent two matches, levelling the sequence 2-2. The decider will probably be performed on Wednesday, August 17. The Mohammad Nabi-led facet will open their Asia Cup marketing campaign towards Sri Lanka on August 27 on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Dubai. 

Squad: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.

On standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.



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