Afghanistan introduced their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 in India, on Wednesday, September 13. Pacer Naveen ul Haq, who has simply performed seven ODIs in his profession, has returned to the facet for the primary time since January 2021. Naveen’s inclusion has meant that the left-arm seamer Fareed Malik needed to be restricted to the reserves.
Naveen’s inclusion has additionally gotten the followers excited with a possible contest in opposition to former Indian skipper Virat Kohli when the 2 groups meet in Delhi on October 11. Kohli and Naveen had a heated altercation in opposition to one another in the course of the IPL 2023 match between Lucknow Tremendous Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, which obtained actually ugly.
For the reason that match is in Delhi, which is Kohli’s residence floor, if Naveen performs, there could possibly be some warmth he must face.
Other than Naveen, the large information is the skipper in the course of the 2019 version of the World Cup, Gulbadin Naib is proscribed to the reserves regardless of being in good type with each bat and ball within the Asia Cup. Karim Janat, who was recalled to the ODI facet after six years for Asia Cup was dropped.
Afghanistan squad for World Cup 2023: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
Reserves: Gulbadin Naib, Sharafudin Ashraf, Fareed Ahmed Malik
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