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Afghanistan Squad (ICC Cricket World Cup 2023)

Afghanistan Squad, ICC CWC2023

The much-anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will begin on October 5. As we all know, India will host the entire event. It was previously held in 2019 in England. The squads for each country have been announced. Likewise, each squad has 15 men. It did, however, include both active and reserve players. As a result, they all have batters, bowlers, and all-rounders.

In addition, eleven teams will compete in the 2023 World Cup. Pakistan, India, England, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and South Africa were among the teams.

On October 7, the third match of the 2023 World Cup will be played. In the meanwhile, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will compete. The Afghan Squad is discussed in detail here.

Afghanistan Squad’s Selected Players

Selected players of Afghanistan Squad are Hashmat Ullah Shahidi, Rehman Ullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Reyaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah Zurmati, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil, Ikram Ali Khil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan Arman, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad Lakanwal, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman Rahmani and Naveen Ul Haq Murid.

Briefing of the players of Afghanistan Squad

Hashmat Ullah Shahidi

Shahidi, a competent left-hander, is Afghanistan’s anchorman most of the time. Hence, He will be expected to serve as the anchorman of the Afghanistan Squad. Mohammad Shahzad, Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, and Najibullah Zadran, among others, are set to bat around Shahidi.

Therefore, Shahidi’s strike rate has been a source of concern. But he’ll want to dig deep during his innings to create a solid foundation for the squad.

HashmtUllah Shahidi (Afghanistan Squad)
HashmtUllah Shahidi (Afghanistan Squad)
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Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a cricketer from Afghanistan. Moreover, Gurbaz made his List A debut for Afghanistan A Vs Zimbabwe A on January 27, 2017, during their tour to Zimbabwe.

Furthermore, Gurbaz scored 117 runs in four matches for Afghanistan during the 2018 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup in October 2019.

Also, He was nominated to Afghanistan’s under-23 team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in December 2018.

Rahman Ullah Gurbaz
Rahman Ullah Gurbaz
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Ibrahim Zadran

One of the youngest players to score a Test match fifty on debut. Afghanistan relied heavily on Ibrahim Zadran’s performance in the second innings.

As a result, they secured their second-ever Test match victory by annihilating Bangladesh at the latter’s den.

 A compact opening batsman with grit, guts, and spunk. In his brief domestic career in Afghanistan, Ibrahim has been a regular performer.

Ibrahim Zadran
Ibrahim Zadran
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Riaz Hassan

Riaz Hassan is an Afghan cricketer who was born on November 7, 2002. In January 2022, he made his international debut for the Afghanistan cricket team. Hence, On April 8, 2018, he made his first-class debut for Amo Region in the 2018 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament.

Meanwhile, On July 18, 2018, he made his List A debut for Amo Region in the 2018 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament.

On September 8, 2020, he made his Twenty20 debut for Kabul Eagles in the 2020 Shpageeza Cricket League.

Riaz Hassan
Riaz Hassan
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Rahmat Shah

Rahmat Shah, a right-handed batsman. Who also bowls good leg-spin. Also, he is regarded as the new-age Afghanistan batsman capable of playing in all formats of the game.

Rahmat Shah made his first-class debut in Pakistan’s domestic circuit before making his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Scotland in Sharjah in 2013. In fact, he made his first-class debut for Afghanistan a week after making his ODI debut against the same opponents in Abu Dhabi.

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Najibullah Zadran

Najibullah Zadran, a left-handed batsman. Who bowls right-arm off-break, represented Afghanistan Under-19s in the 2011 Under-19 World Cup Qualifier in Ireland.

Moreover, He made his T20 debut for the Afghan Cheetahs in the Faysal Bank T20 Cup against the Rawalpindi Rams.Hence, In three tournament appearances, he scored 58 runs at an average of 29 with a top score of 51 not out.

Also, Najibullah made his One-Day International debut against Ireland in July 2012, scoring 23 runs. In the T20 World Cup in September 2012, he made his T20I debut against India.

Najibullah Zadran
Najibullah Zadran
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 Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil born in January 1, 1985.Also, he is a former Afghan cricketer and captain of the Afghanistan national team.

Therefore, Nabi is an offensive batting all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls off break. He was a key figure in Afghanistan’s ascension to the highest tier of international cricket. Also, appearing in both their first One Day International in April 2009 and their first Test match in June 2018.

He was a member of Afghanistan’s inaugural T20I team, which played against Ireland on 1 February 2010, and he received the country’s fifth Twenty20 International cap.

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
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 Ikram Alikhil

Ikram Ali Khil, a pint-sized wicket-keeper batsman. He is a decent left-handed batsman as well as a competent gloveman.

Following the controversial departure of Mohammad Shahzad, Ikram was propelled into international cricket on short notice.

Also, including an SOS call during the 2019 World Cup. Ikram, unlike the star he replaced, is a safety valve batsman who prefers to bat during an entire session by steadily building his speed.

Ikram Alikhil
Ikram Alikhil
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 Azmatullah Omarzai

Azmatullah Omarzai (born March 24, 2000) is a cricketer from Afghanistan. In January 2021, he played his debut as an international for the Afghanistan cricket team.

Furthermore, On August 10, 2017, he appeared in his debut on List A for Mis Ainak Area in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament.

Therefore, On March 25, 2018, he took his debut in first class for Speen Ghar Region in the 2018 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament. On March 3, 2022, he made his T20I debut for Afghanistan vs Bangladesh.

Azmat Ullah Omarzai
Azmat Ullah Omarzai
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 Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan may be the best cricketing teenager of his generation. He not only matured to become a vital ration for the Afghanistan cricket team at the age of eighteen.

However, he also flaunted a coveted deal from the cash-rich Indian Premier League. A market that takes pride in being agonizingly indifferent to emotive concepts.

Rashid made his Afghanistan One-Day International debut against Zimbabwe in October 2015. Later that month, he made his Twenty20 International debut against the same team.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Zadran’s set the standard. Mujeeb, who grew up in a Khost house, became interested in cricket after watching the 2012 World T20.

Also, Mujeeb discovered his talent for spin bowling while trying to squeeze a tennis ball between his fingers to bowl off-breaks and carom balls in his own private practice facility.

Hence, Mujeeb gradually gained power and was able to send the ball further with a flick of his finger.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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 Noor Ahmad Lakanwal

Noor Ahmad Lakanwal is an Afghan cricketer who was born on January 3, 2005. In June 2022, he made his debut as an international for the Afghanistan cricket team.

Hence, On April 29, 2019, he made his debut in first class for Kabul Region in the 2019. On October 8, 2019, he made his Twenty20 debut for Mis Ainak Knights in the 2019 Shpageeza Cricket League.

Moreover, Ahmad was picked to Afghanistan Squad in Twenty20 International (T20I) team for their series against Zimbabwe in May 2022.

In addition, he served as an alternate in Afghanistan’s One Day International (ODI) squad during the same tour. On 14 June 2022, he made his T20I debut for Afghanistan versus Zimbabwe.

Noor Ahmed
Noor Ahmed
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Fazal Haq

 Fazal Haq Farooqi born on September 22, 2000, is an Afghan cricketer. He represents Afghanistan in all formats of the game. In March 2021, Fazal Haq made his debut on the global stage for Afghanistan.

In fact, He currently plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Moreover, Dhaka Dominators of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Islamabad United of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are two of the most successful teams in the country.

Fazal Haq
Fazal Haq
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Abdul Rahman

Abdul Rahman (who was born 22 November 2001) is a cricketer from Afghanistan Squad. On 16 April 2019, he made his debut in first-class for Kabul Region in the 2019.

Hence, On October 13, 2019, he made his Twenty20 debut for Kabul Eagles during the 2019 Shpageeza Cricket League.

He was picked to Afghanistan’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup squad in December 2019.

However, On 17 October 2021, he made his List A debut for Band-e-Amir Region in the 2021 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Event.

Abdul Rahman
Abdul Rahman
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Naveen-Ul-Haq

 Naveen-Ul-Haq Murid (born September 23, 1999) is a cricketer from Afghanistan. In September 2016, he made his debut as an international for the Afghanistan cricket team.

Moreover, On September 25, 2016, Naveen made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan towards Bangladesh. Prior to his ODI debut, he was a member of Afghanistan’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup squad in 2016. He captained Afghanistan in the 2016 Under-19 Asia Cup in December 2016. He is also playing in the Afghanistan Squad for CWC2023.

Naveen Ul Haq
Naveen Ul Haq
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