Afghanistan Cricket Board on Monday introduced a 16-member squad for the three-match T20I collection in opposition to Sri Lanka, ranging from February 17. As per the squad announcement, Mujeeb Ur Rahman can be lacking out from the collection as he had picked “a sprain in his proper phalanx (hand)” forward of the ODI collection. In the meantime, Rashid Khan will even be lacking this collection as he continues to get better from a again surgical procedure. In the meantime, speedster Mohammad Saleem can be lacking because of a hamstring damage.
Afghanistan have made 4 modifications to the T20I squad that final performed a collection in opposition to India in January. Mujeeb and Saleem are out because of accidents, they usually have dropped batter Rahmat Shah and wicket-keeper Ikram Alikhil for the collection. In Rashid’s absence, Ibrahim Zadran can be main the staff as soon as once more after being on the helm for the India and UAE collection.
Mujeeb final performed for Afghanistan within the T20I collection in opposition to India earlier than flying to play within the ILT20 for Gulf Giants. He then flew to Sri Lanka for the ODIs and picked up the damage earlier than that, making him unavailable for these video games. Rashid has additionally not performed cricket for some time now. He was final seen in motion in the course of the ODI World Cup 2023. The spin wizard pulled out from the BBL to bear surgical procedure after which was dominated out from the SA20 as properly.
Sri Lanka title T20I squad, Binura Fernando replaces Chameera
In the meantime, Sri Lanka introduced their squad for the T20I collection earlier within the day. As per the announcement, Dushmantha Chameera can be lacking from the squad whereas Binura Fernando has been named his alternative. Wanindu Hasaranga can be main the facet with Charith Asalanka being his deputy.
Afghanistan squad: Ibrahim Zadran (capt), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Wafadar Momand and Qais Ahmad
Sri Lanka T20I squad: Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Charith Asalanka (VC), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kamindu Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara, Binura Fernando