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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

World Cup Afghanistan Squad

Afghanistan unveiled their squad for the highly anticipated ICC World Cup 2023, with top-order batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi entrusted with the leadership role. In a notable comeback, Naveen-ul-Haq makes his return to the Afghanistan ODI squad after a two-year hiatus, securing his spot for the World Cup in India. However, the experienced all-rounder Gulbadin Naib, despite a commendable performance in the ongoing Asia Cup, missed out on selection.

The squad for the marquee event features four changes from the lineup currently competing in the Asia Cup, with Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Suliman Safi, and Naib omitted. Afghanistan's spin bowling arsenal boasts familiar faces, including the dynamic trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb ur Rahman, along with the promising Noor Ahmad. In the pace department, Afghanistan will bank on the talents of Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, and Azmatullah Omarzai.

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