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Gurbaz in line for potential debut as Afghanistan announce squad for one-off Take a look at in opposition to Eire – India TV

Picture Supply : AFGHANISTAN CRICKET BOARD Andrew Balbirnie and Hashmatullah Shahidi in Abu Dhabi on February 25, 2024

Afghanistan Cricket Board introduced a powerful squad for the one-off Take a look at match in opposition to Eire on Monday, February 26. The star wicketkeeper batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz is included within the staff for his potential debut in red-ball cricket however the ace spin bowler Rashid Khan continues to overlook out as a consequence of harm.

Hashmatullah Shahidi-led Afghanistan are set to play their ninth Take a look at match and second in opposition to Eire. Abu Dhabi’s Tolerance Oval hosts the five-day match beginning on February 28. 

Gurbaz, 22, made his worldwide debut in 2019 and has already made 90 appearances for the nationwide staff. He’s a part of the 16-member squad that additionally options wicketkeeper Ikram Alikhail who donned the wicketkeeping gloves when each groups final performed in opposition to one another in 2019 in Dehradun.

The squad additionally options uncapped Legspinner Khalil Gurbaz who boasts 40 wickets in 10 first-class matches. 

“The staff underwent a 10-day conditioning camp in Abu Dhabi, which featured 22 gamers and all of the assist workers to work with the gamers and guarantee full preparation for the sequence,” Ahmad Shah Sulimankhil, ACB’s interim Chief Selector mentioned. ” We now have completely monitored the proceedings and have picked the squad which incorporates a number of new faces who’ve excelled effectively through the latest home occasions.”

Afghanistan recorded a giant seven-wicket win in opposition to Eire throughout their final Take a look at encounter the place Rahmat Shah scored 98 and 76 to assert the Participant of the Match award. Afghanistan final performed a Take a look at match in opposition to Sri Lanka earlier month the place they suffered an enormous 10-wicket defeat at Colombo’s Sinhalese Sports activities Membership Floor. 

Afghanistan Take a look at squad for Take a look at in opposition to Eire: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Ikram Alikhail (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Abdul Malik, Bahir Shah, Nasir Jamal, Karim Janat, Khalil Gurbaz, Zahir Khan, Zia-Ur-Rehman, Nijat Masood, Ibrahim Abdulrahimzai, Naveed Zadran.

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