Afghanistan name ODI and T20I squads for upcoming home clashes against West Indies

Sport360 staff 14:53 25/10/2019
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Rashid Khan and his men are set to take on the West Indies.

Ibrahim Zadran was handed a maiden T20I call up as Afghanistan announced their limited-overs squads for the upcoming clashes against the West Indies in India.

There was no space for veteran pacer Dawlat Zadran with Yamin Ahmadzai making his comeback to the Afghanistan set-up instead, in both the ODI and the T20I squads.

17-year-old batsman Ibrahim Zadran had recently impressed with a fine half-century on debut in Afghanistan’s memorable Test win over Bangladesh in Chattogram. The youngster has now been rewarded for that showing with a place in the both the white-ball outfits.

The ODI and T20I squads will be led by Rashid Khan once again with the leg-sin ace taking charge of the team across all three formats after the completion of the 2019 ICC World Cup in England.

It was a campaign to forget for Afghanistan in the World Cup under then captain Gulbadin Naib, with the team losing all nine of its league-stage clashes to finish at the bottom.

Afghanistan will take on the Windies in their new home at Lucknow with the team earlier playing their matches exclusively in Dehradun. There are due to take on the Caribbean side in three ODIs beginning on November 6, following which the two sides will clash in a three-match T20I series which gets underway on November 14.

Afghanistan and Windies will then square-off in a one-off Test match at the same venue beginning on November 27. The Afghanistan Test squad will be announced in the coming days.

So far, the Afghans have played three Tests since gaining full ICC membership along with Ireland last year. They were thrashed by India in their debut in the format, but they have since notched up wins over Ireland and Bangladesh.

Afghanistan T20I squad

Rashid Khan (c), Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Yamin Ahmadzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

Afghanistan ODI squad

Rashid Khan (c), Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ibrahim Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ikram Alikhil, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

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