Match-again Rashid named in Afghanistan squad for Pakistan ODIs

Ace spinner Rashid Khan.

Ace spinner Rashid Khan.
| Photograph Credit score: Ragu R.

Ace spinner Rashid Khan was named on Sunday in Afghanistan’s 16-member squad for the one-day worldwide sequence in opposition to Pakistan.

The perimeters will contest their first-ever bilateral sequence in Sri Lanka as they put together for the Asia Cup later this month and the ODI World Cup in October.

The 24-year-old — considered the world’s prime spinner in white ball cricket — featured within the Main League Twenty20 occasion in america however final week withdrew from The Hundred within the U.Okay. with an unspecified damage.

Additionally returning to Afghanistan’s squad to complement Rashid within the spin assault is teenage left-armer Noor Ahmad.

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief selector Asadullah Khan mentioned the group is gearing up for the upcoming large occasions.

“This three-match ODI sequence in opposition to Pakistan supplies us with an exquisite alternative to organize the group for the forthcoming two occasions,” Khan mentioned in a press release launched by the ACB. 

The primary two ODIs might be performed in Hambantota on August 22 and 24, with the third in Colombo on August 26. 

The Asia Cup begins on August 30 with 4 matches in Pakistan and the remaining 9 in Sri Lanka, whereas the World Cup runs from October 5 to November 19 in India.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have thus far contested 4 ODIs, together with two encounters on the Asia Cup and one on the 2019 World Cup.

Squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ikram Alikhil, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand

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