Afghanistan announces a 17-man squad for Asia Cup 2022

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced their men’s squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, set to begin on August 27 in the UAE. Mohammad Nabi, the experienced all-rounder, will lead the side.

Middle-order batter Najibullah Zadran has been named vice-captain for the six-nation tournament. While batting all-rounder Samiullah Shinwari returns to the squad replacing Sharafuddin Ashraf, left-arm wrist-spinner Noor Ahmad is back in the team along with mystery bowlers Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan.

“The Asia Cup is an important event for us and, as such, we have picked our best available players for the event. Samiullah Shinwari has been added to the side for the Asia Cup. He is in very good form and can give further impetus to the batting department, which already boasts Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi,” ACB chief selector Noor Malikzai said in his statement.