Afghanistan announce squad for Sri Lanka ODIs. The roster is made up of experience players and rising stars, with Hashmatullah Shahidi serving as captain and Rahmat Shah as vice-captain. Resulting in a well-balance lineup.
In a recent development, Afghanistan has release their strong team for the forthcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Which begins on February 9 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
The lineup consists of seasoned players and rising stars
However, The team is led by the veteran Hashmatullah Shahidi and the dependable Rahmat Shah in the vice-captain role. It is a well-planned combination.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ikram Alikhil will share wicketkeeping duties. Since both are note for their quickness behind the wickets. The batting order is reinforce by Ibrahim Zadran, who provides consistency. While Riaz Hassan and Azmatullah Omarzai add flair.
The middle order is strengthen by the presence of the dependable Mohammad Nabi and the lively Gulbadin Naib, who bring a superb blend of experience and energy. Rashid Khan’s absence in the spin department allows Qais Ahmad to demonstrate his wrist-spinning prowess alongside the young and gift Noor Ahmad and the season Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
In the fast-bowling department, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveed Zadran. Farid Ahmad Malik plan to bring the heat on Sri Lankan surfaces. The combination of youth and experience also guarantees that Afghanistan’s bowling assault remains a formidable force.
In a setback for the squad, Mohammad Saleem Safi will be sidelined with a hamstring injury. Ruling him out of the ODIs and barring him from participating in the ongoing Test match. Where he recently made his red-ball cricket debut. In addition, Naveed Zadran, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka. Earn a position in the ODI team, also demonstrating the selectors’ belief in his ability.
Afghanistan ODI squad:
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ikram Alikhil (WK). Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Azmatullah Omarzai. Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Naveed Zadran and Farid Ahmad Malik.
Sharafuddin Ashraf, Shahidullah Kamal, Abdul Rahman Rahmani and Bilal Sami.
Moreover, Fans can mark their calendars for the action-packed series with matches scheduled for February 9, 11, and 14, all taking place at the picturesque Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. As one eagerly looks forward to witnessing these clashes. Afghanistan will certainly gear up for a spirit performance, aiming to leave a lasting impression on Sri Lankan soil.