Afganistan Cricket Team announced for the tour of Bangladesh

Afghanistan Cricket board on Monday announced the squad for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh.

Afghanistan dropped their senior members from the T20 squad for the series against Bangladesh.  They were also the part of the T20 World Cup squad held last year.

Explosive opener Mohammad Shahzad, all rounder Gulbadin Naib, pacer Hamid Hassan and batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi were dropped after Afghanistan won just two of their five matches in the World Cup last year.

From the ODI squad, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Usman Ghani are  been excluded while Ibrahim Zadran get the call up for the national team. Afghanistan recently beat Netherlands in a ODI series in Doha last month. Naveen ul Haq will not be available due to some reasons.

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The three ODIs are scheduled for  23, 25 and 28 February . All the matches will played in Dhaka. While the T20I matches will be played on March 3 and 5 in Chattogram.

Mohammad Nabi has been named as the captain of the side for the T20I series while Hashmatullah Shahidi will lead the side in ODIs.

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Afghanistan Cricket Team for the ODI series: 

Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Rahmat Shah, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Najibullah Zadran, Shahid Kamal, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Azmat Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Farid Ahmad Malik

Travelling reserves: Qais Ahmad, Salim Safi

 

Afghanistan Cricket Team for the T20I series: 

Mohammad Nabi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Azmat Omarzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Qais Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Nijat Masood, Farid Ahmad Malik

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