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15-Mar-2021 03:28:00 GMT
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Afghanistan Announces 15-Man T20I Squad For Zimbabwe Series

Abu Dhabi: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced a 15-man squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Zimbabwe which will be played in Abu Dhabi.

The first match of the series will be played on March 17.

However, the ACB has reported that five other members of the team will be added to the squad after their visa issues are resolved and hence their selection is still pending as of now.

Afghanistan won the second Test against Zimbabwe, despite much valor shown by Sean Williams and his men after they were asked to follow-on.

Williams played a captain’s knock of 151* while Donald Tiripano made 95 as Zimbabwe made 365 runs setting Afghanistan 108 to win.

Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Waqar Salamkheil, and Azmatullah Omarzai are the five players who will remain in the pending selection list provided that their visa issue is resolved on time.

The 15-man squad sees Asghar Afghan captaining the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, while Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Afsar Zazai are the two designated wicketkeepers in the team.

Afghanistan squad:
Asghar Afghan (C), Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Afsar Zazai (WK), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najib Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Amir Hamza Hotak, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Naveen Ul Haq and Farid Malik.

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