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Afghanistan will proceed to leave out the services and products in their T20I captain Rashid Khan
as he recovers from again surgical procedure and has thus now not been incorporated within the 16-member squad for the impending three-match T20I collection towards Sri Lanka.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
, who, as in line with a unlock by means of the ACB, had sustained “a sprain in his proper phalanx (hand)” earlier than the beginning of the ODI collection towards Sri Lanka, may be dominated out. Speedy bowler Mohammad Saleem
, who has didn’t get better from a hamstring damage, is lacking too.
Afghanistan made 4 adjustments to the squad that confronted India in a T20I collection ultimate month. Whilst Mujeeb and Saleem are out injured, Afghanistan have dropped wicketkeeper-batter Ikram Alikhil
and top-order batter Rahmat Shah
, the wicketkeeper-batter who was once additionally named within the squad for the one-off Take a look at towards Sri Lanka, has gained a call-up to the T20I facet. As well as, quick bowler Wafadar Momand
has been recalled rather than Saleem.
Mujeeb performed two T20Is towards India, after which became out for Gulf Giants within the ILT20 earlier than flying to Sri Lanka for the ODI collection, the place he suffered the damage. Saleem, however, performed the 3rd T20I towards India and the lone Take a look at towards Sri Lanka however was once dominated out of the ODI squad because of a hamstring damage.
Rashid, in the meantime, has now not performed aggressive cricket because the ODI Global Cup in November. He withdrew from the BBL
this season, and then he underwent again surgical procedure and was once due to this fact dominated out
of SA20 as neatly.
Extra just lately, Rashid additionally pulled out of the impending PSL
as he continues his rehab. Rashid was once at first a part of the collection towards India however was once dominated out even earlier than the T20Is started, although he did trip with the workforce all over.
In Rashid’s absence, Ibrahim Zadran
will proceed main the T20I facet, like he had towards each India and UAE. He’ll have Gurbaz on the peak of the order, with the likes of Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai and Azmatullah Omarzai to apply. Fazalhaq Farooqi will lead the fast-bowling assault, which additionally has Naveen-ul-Haq, Fareed Ahmad and Momand. Noor Ahmad and Qais Ahmad, along Sharafuddin Ashraf, will shape a tender spin-bowling unit.
Afghanistan have now not had a good time in Sri Lanka thus far. They misplaced the one Take a look at by means of ten wickets, and are these days 0-2 down within the three-match ODI collection. The T20I collection will get underway on February 17, with the second one and 3rd video games slotted for February 19 and 21, respectively. All suits will likely be performed in Dambulla.
Afghanistan squad: Ibrahim Zadran (capt), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Wafadar Momand and Qais Ahmad