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Afghanistan publicizes 15-member squad for ODI World Cup 2023; Naveen-ul-Haq returns



The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACC) has formally introduced their 15-member males’s squad that can signify the nation within the extremely anticipated ICC ODI World Cup 2023, set to happen in India. Main the squad is the skilled Hashmatullah Shahidi, who will likely be chargeable for guiding a group full of star cricketers.

Naveen-ul-Haq’s return to the ODI line-up

A major spotlight of the squad announcement is the return of quick bowler Naveen-ul-Haq to the ODI outfit. Naveen, recognized for his tempo and ability, was quickly dropped from the group through the Asia Cup 2023. His comeback is predicted to bolster Afghanistan’s bowling assault and add depth to their lineup.

Najeebullah Zadran retaines his place

Amidst discussions about his latest type, Najeebullah Zadran has retained his place within the squad, reaffirming the group’s perception in his talents. His inclusion highlights the group’s dedication to nurturing and supporting its expertise.

The remaining members of the squad seem fairly acquainted, particularly within the spin division, the place a wealth of outstanding expertise is offered. Along with the skilled spinners Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, the squad additionally contains the abilities of Mujeeb ur Rahman and Noor Ahmad.

Additionally READ: ODI World Cup 2023 – India’s best XI among the non-selected players

Gulbadin Naib into reserves

In a strategic transfer, Afghanistan has included three reserve gamers within the squad, making certain they’ve contingency plans in place. Among the many reserves is the veteran Gulbadin Naib, whose expertise might show invaluable in high-pressure conditions. The opposite two reserve gamers are Sharafudin Ashraf and Farid Ahmad Malik, including depth to each the batting and bowling departments.

Afghanistan squad for the ODI World Cup 2023:

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.

Reserves: Gulbadin Naib, Sharafudin Ashraf, Farid Ahmad Malik

Additionally READ: Anil Kumble points out a major weak link in Team India’s ODI World Cup 2023 squad

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