Afghanistan Names Squad for T20 World Cup Under Rashid Khan’s Captaincy

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The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, set to be played in the West Indies and USA this June. Spinner Rashid Khan will lead the side as they aim to defend their impressive performance in the 2022 edition, where they reached the semi-finals.

Spin Spearhead Leads the Way

Rashid Khan, the world-renowned leg-spinner, takes the captaincy reins, bringing his experience and skill to the forefront. He’ll be supported by a strong bowling attack featuring the likes of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and the young prospect Noor Ahmad.

Explosive Batting and All-Round Options

The batting lineup boasts some big hitters, including Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Najibullah Zadran, who can provide explosive starts. Experienced all-rounders Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib offer valuable balance with their batting and bowling contributions.

Fresh Faces Joining the Ranks

The squad also welcomes some exciting new talents, including wicket-keeper Mohammad Ishaq and batsman Azmatullah Omarzai. These young players will be looking to make their mark on the world stage.

Reserves Provide Depth

The three traveling reserves – Sediq Atal, Hazratullah Zazai, and Saleem Safi – offer additional depth and flexibility to the squad, allowing the team to adapt to different conditions and matchups.

Afghanistan T20 Squad for ICC T20 World Cup


1. Ibrahim Zadran
2. Najibullah Zadran


3. Nangyal Kharoti
4. Azmatullah Omarzai
5. Mohammad Nabi
6. Gulbadin Naib
7. Karim Janat
8. Rashid Khan


9. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
10. Mohammad Ishaq


11. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
12. Noor Ahmad
13. Naveen-ul-Haq
14. Fazalhaq Farooqi
15. Fareed Ahmad Malik


Sediq Atal
Hazratullah Zazai
Saleem Safi

Afghanistan’s Group Stage Schedule

Date Match Venue
June 4 Afghanistan vs Uganda Uganda
June 8 Afghanistan vs New Zealand Uganda
June 14 Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Trinidad and Tobago
June 18 Afghanistan vs West Indies St Lucia

With a combination of experience and youthful energy, Afghanistan is a team to watch in the T20 World Cup. Under Rashid Khan’s leadership, they are determined to build on their past success and challenge for the title. Fans across Afghanistan will be cheering on their heroes as they take on the world’s best in this exciting tournament!

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