Afghanistan Announced the Squad for the T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan Announced the Squad for the T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan announces their 15-player squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 with several new players. Leading the charge is the dynamic spinner Rashid Khan, who brings both skill and leadership to the team.

Afghanistan Squad and Players List: T20 World Cup 2024

Rashid Khan (c), Nangyal Kharoti, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Ishaq, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat.

  • Reserves: Sediq Atal, Hazratullah Zazai, Saleem Safi

Afghanistan’s squad for the T20 World Cup sees a few fresh faces compared to the previous edition. Exciting talents such as Karim Janat, Mohammad Ishaq, and Noor Ahmad have been included, adding depth and versatility to the squad. However, the absence of Hashmatullah Shahidi, who led Afghanistan in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, is notable, with his last T20I appearance dating back to 2022.

Among the rising stars earning their place in the squad is Nangyal Kharoti, who made a memorable international debut against Ireland earlier this year. The 20-year-old showcased his talent with an impressive performance, claiming five wickets in three matches with an economy rate of just 5.90. Additionally, wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Ishaq, a familiar face from Afghanistan’s U19 Cricket World Cup campaigns, brings youth and promise to the team.

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Afghanistan’s spin department remains a formidable force, spearheaded by the experienced Rashid Khan. Supported by the likes of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, and the promising Nangyal Kharoti, Afghanistan boasts a potent spin attack capable of bamboozling opposition batsmen and dictating terms on the field.

In the fast-bowling department, Afghanistan relies on the trio of Naveen-ul-Haq, Fareed Ahmad, and Fazalhaq Farooq, who have retained their spots in the squad. Their ability to bowl with pace and accuracy adds balance to the team’s bowling lineup and provides crucial support to the spinners.

Conclusion

Under the astute leadership of Rashid Khan, Afghanistan aims to make a mark on the global stage and compete fiercely against the world’s best teams. With a blend of experienced campaigners and emerging talents, the team is well-equipped to tackle the challenges of the T20 World Cup and showcase their prowess in the shortest format of the game.

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