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Afghanistan has announced a strong 15-member squad for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup next month in India.
Afghanistan Squad for World Cup 2023
As per the Afghanistan World Cup 2023 Schedule, the team will play their first game of the tournament against Bangladesh on October 7 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
Naveen-ul-Haq returns to the Afghanistan ODI squad after a two-year gap for the World Cup in India while senior all-rounder Gulbadin Naib misses out despite a good showing in the ongoing Asia Cup.
Gulbadin Naib, Riaz Hassan, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Mohammad Saleem Safi, who were part of the Afghanistan Asia Cup squad, were the ones to miss out on the World Cup selection. Among them, Naib and Ashraf are the travelling reserves for the World Cup, along with Farid Ahmad Malik.
Afghanistan were knocked out early from the Asia Cup after losing their matches to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. They did run Sri Lanka very close in a chase of 292 but missed out as head coach Jonathan Trott blamed it on the miscommunication of the NRR (net run-rate) calculations.
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq
Afghanistan finished last in the 2019 World Cup, unable to win a single game out of the nine matches they played. Their most recent success was the 2-1 series win against Bangladesh in July 2023.
ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 Format
- Ten teams will contest for the coveted trophy.
- The tournament will follow a similar format to the 2019 edition in England and Wales, with a round-robin stage followed by the knockouts.
- All 10 teams will compete against each other once in the round-robin stage.
- A victory earns the winning side two points in every match, while a no-result will mean the sides share a point each.
- The top four teams of the World Cup 2023 Points Table will qualify for the semi-finals.
- The winners of the two subsequent semi-finals will contest in the final, where the champion will be crowned.
ICC World Cup Winning Captains List
The team’s captain plays a crucial role in winning a cricket match; winning an ICC trophy requires a huge role from the team’s captain.
Find the detailed list of cricket World Cup-winning captains list since 1975 below:
|1996||Sri Lanka||Arjuna Ranatunga|
|1979||West Indies||Clive Lloyd|
|1975||West Indies||Clive Lloyd|
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