Afghanistan has announced its squad for the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman. The captaincy of the Afghan team has been handed over to Mohammad Nabi. 15 players have been given place in the team while 4 players have been included as reserve. After a long time, wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has returned to the Afghan team, who played his last international match in June 2019.
The news of the Afghanistan cricket team’s announcement came after ICC’s acting CEO Geoff Allardice made it clear that there was no threat to Afghanistan’s participation in the T20 World Cup.
Earlier, Afghanistan had appointed former Zimbabwe captain and former England coach Andy Flower as an advisor to the Afghan team for the T20 World Cup. This was announced by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on 9 October.
The squad for the Afghanistan T20 World Cup is as follows: Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hasan, Farid Ahmed Malik, Naveen ul Haq.
Reserve players: Sharfuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Daulat Zadran and Fazal Haque Farooqui