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Here’s Afghanistan’s Squad for ODI Series Against Pakistan

Afghanistan have announced a 17-man squad for the ODI series against Pakistan, scheduled to commence in September. The venue for the three-match ODI series is still not confirmed but according to details, Sri Lanka is the most likely venue for the series.

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The neighboring countries will face each other for the first time in a bilateral series, having played against each other in ICC tournaments before.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have faced each other four times in ODIs, with Pakistan winning all four matches, including a thrilling 3-wicket victory at Headingley in the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Afghanistan’s left-handed batsman, Hashmatullah Shahidi has been tasked to lead the side in the historic tour, with all-rounder, Rahmat Shah announced as the vice-captain of the side.


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The 17-man squad includes the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Noor Ahmad, and Najeebullah Zadran. Surprisingly, veteran middle-order batsman, Ashgar Afghan has been left out of the squad.

Here is Afghanistan’s full squad:

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c) Rahmat Shah (vc) Abdul Rahman Azmat Omarzai Fazalhaq Farooqi Ibrahim Zadran
Ikram Alikhil Karim Janat Mohammad Nabi Mujeeb-ur-Rahman Najeebullah Zadran Naveen-ul-Haq
Noor Ahmad Rahmanullah Gurbaz Rashid Khan Sediqullah Atal Shahid Kamal

Qais Ahmed, Saleem Safi, Sharafuddin Ashraf, and Yousuf Zazai have been included as the reserves for the historic tour.

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