Afghanistan Squad for UAE T20I Series; Zadran Set to Lead

Afghanistan Cricket Team
Afghanistan Cricket Team(Image: ACB)

Afghanistan Squad for UAE T20I Series: ACB’s Selection Committee have announced their squad for the upcoming three-match T20I Series against UAE. The Afghanistan cricket team is scheduled to tour UAE between December 29 to January 2, 2024, to play 3 T20I games.

The first T20I match of the Afghanistan Tour of UAE 2023-24 will be played on December 29 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. Before the T20I series, both teams will first meet in two 50-over warmup games on the 25th and 27th of December.

The 3-match T20I series between UAE and Afghanistan will be live-streamed on RTA Sports.

Afghanistan Squad for UAE T20I

Afghanistan’s regular T20I Captain Rashid Khan has missed out on the main squad as he recovers from the back surgery he recently underwent. In the absence of Rashid, Ibrahim Zadran has been named as the captain of the Afghanistan Squad for UAE T20I Series.

Ibrahim Zadran
Ibrahim Zadran (image: ACB)

Check out the full Afghanistan Squad for UAE T20I Series below:

  1. Ibrahim Zadran (C)
  2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)
  3. Mohammad Ishaq (WK)
  4. Hazratullah Zazai
  5. Sediqullah Atal
  6. Rahmat Shah
  7. Darwish Rasooli
  8. Najibullah Zadran
  9. Mohammad Nabi
  10. Karim Janat
  11. Azmaullah Omarzai
  12. Sharafuddin Ashraf
  13. Fazal Haq Farooqi
  14. Fareed Ahmad
  15. Naveen Ul Haq
  16. Noor Ahmad
  17. Mohammad Saleem
  18. Qais Ahmad

Reserve: Rashid Khan, Ijaz Ahmad Ahmadzai, Ikram Alikhil, Gulbadin Naib

CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board Mr. Naseeb Khan: “Our collaboration with the Emirates Cricket Board has been helpful. The inaugural UAE Series earlier this year offered us an excellent foundation to prepare for the following events throughout the year.

Banking on our positive previous experience, we eagerly anticipate the upcoming UAE series for the same purpose again.”

“This upcoming tour marks the commencement of our new year which is expected to provide the AfghanAtalan squad with the necessary impetus for an action-packed 2024 season, featuring plenty of T20 cricket to be played.” He added.

General Secretary Emirates Cricket Board Mubashshir Usmani: “We are delighted to host the Afghanistan team for the second time this year.

We had a hugely competitive T20I series in February and this tour will once again provide excellent opportunities to our seasoned as well as young players against a formidable opponent.

“Afghanistan performed incredibly well in the ODI World Cup, and they are a team on the rise with a strong support base in the UAE. We look forward to welcoming the Afghanistan team.”