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Afghanistan name squads for Zimbabwe series

Afghanistan name squads for Zimbabwe series

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Jan 07, 2018 - 19:32

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)’s selection committee on Sunday announced squads for upcoming ODI and T20 series against Zimbabwe.

The series is scheduled to start from February 5 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Nawroz Mangal, ACB’s selection committee head, on Sunday named the two squads for ODI and T20 games during a press conference in Kabul.

He said the tour would begin with two 20-over games on February 5 and 6 before the 50-over matches scheduled to take place between February 9 and 19.

Mangal said the health condition of fast bowler Hamid Hassan was good and he had been given the chance to play in T20 games after a lot of practice.

Mangal added the matches would also include Mohammad Shahzad after his one year suspension over a failed doping test. “He has been practicing hard and is ready for the matches.”

About Karim Sadiq, he said: “He has played well and shined in the previous Shpageeza league and in the ongoing Ahmad Shah Abdali championship. He achieved the man of the match titles in both. Therefore, he is given the chance to play against Zimbabwe as well.”

Afghanistan squad for ODIs:

Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shinwari, Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran.

Afghanistan squad for T20s:

Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Karim Sadiq, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Samiullah Shinwari, Aftab Alam, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran.

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