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Afghan skipper to miss qualifying round matches due to surgery

Afghan skipper to miss qualifying round matches due to surgery

Feb 26, 2018 - 17:11

KABUL (Pajhwok) The Afghanistan cricket team captain Asghar Stanikzai has been hospitalised in Zimbabwe due health issues ahead of ICC World Cup Qualifying Round matches, according to media report on Monday.

Stanikzai will miss the qualifying matches for the World Cup scheduled to be kicked off in March after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix. Afghanistan Cricket board said in a statement. Stanikzai would be able to play again in 10 days, according to the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB).

The 30-year-old middle-order batsman has scored 1,565 runs at an average of 21.14 in 83 ODIs.

Afghanistan face West Indies and the Netherlands in warm-up matches on 27 February and 1 March respectively before their first CWCQ Group B clash against Scotland on 4 March, but it appears the match against Zimbabwe on 6 March could present a more realistic comeback opportunity.