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ACB name squad for the three-Match ODI series against Ireland

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Afghanistan Cricket Board’s National Selection Committee today finalized the Afghanistan National Team’s Squad for the three-match ODI series against Ireland, scheduled to be played from March 7 to 12 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE.

Afghanistan will be without the services of the two front-line spinners as both Rashid Khan (Back Surgery) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (right phalanx sprain), continue to recover from the injuries.

Left-arm spin bowling all-rounder Nangyal Kharoti, right-arm off-spinner Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, who featured at the recently concluded ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, and the right-arm quick Bilal Sami are the three newcomers that have been called up to the national setup to face Ireland in the ODI series.

ACB Chief Selector Mr. Ahmad Shah Sulimankhil: “Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman continue to recover from their respective injuries and are unavailable for selection. However, we have included some of the top-performing youngsters in Nangyal Kharoti and Bilal Sami. Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar is a very talented cricketer and has demonstrated excellent skills during the U19 World Cup. He will provide cover in Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s in the ODI series against Ireland.”

Afghanistan Squad for the three-match ODI series against Ireland: Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmat Shah (VC), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ikram Alikhil (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Nangyal Kharoti, Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, Noor Ahmad, Bilal Sami, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Naveed Zadran and Farid Ahmad Malik.

In addition to the 16-member lineup, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Shahidullah Kamal and Qais Ahmad are included in the list as reserves.

Etisalat Afghanistan Telecommunication Company holds the title sponsorship, while Super Cola Beverages Manufacturing Company is the Presenting sponsor and Bank-e-Millie Afghan BMA is named as the associate sponsor for Afghanistan’s all-format series against Ireland.

Series Schedule:

Date Match Venue
7th March, 2024 1st ODI Sharjah
9th March, 2024 2nd ODI Sharjah
12th March, 2024 3rd ODI Sharjah


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