Afghanistan name squad for Zimbabwe tour
Afghanistan Cricket Board’s spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News the squad was announced this noon by the selection committee.
He said Afghanistan would play five ODIs and two Twenty20 matches against the hosts Zimbabwe. He said four players in the ODI squad would be replaced for the T20 matches.
Before their departure for Zimbabwe, the Afghan team would undergo a week-long training session at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium.
He said the Afghan side would play also three unofficial matches against local clubs in Zimbabwe in the lead up to the formal matches.
Azghar Stanikzai, Nawroz Mangal, Noor Ali Zadran, Shehzad Mohammadi, Nabi Issakhel, Hashmat Shaheedi, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Hamza Hotak, Mirwais Ashraf, Shahpur Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam and Farid Malak.
Afghanistan would send Karim Sadiq, Osman Ghani, Rashid Arman and Gulbadin Naib to Zimbabwe to replace Mirwais Ashraf, Hashmatullah Shaheedi, Dawlat Zadran and Noor Ali for the T20 series.
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