Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015,
cricket team announced a 15-member squad which will be lead by Mohammad Nabi. The
11th edition of cricket’s biggest tournament will be jointly hosted
by Afghanistan Australia and in
February and March. New Zealand
For the first time,
going to take part in a 50-over cricket world cup. Earlier they took part in
World Twenty20 tournaments and gained some experience of playing against the
big teams. This experience will help them to perform well in the World Cup. Afghanistan
It looks like that
will have to depend on senior
players like Samiullah Shenwari, Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Shapoor
Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf and Hamid Hassan. All of them were part
of the last Twenty20 World Cup. Besides the senior and experienced players,
selectors have called up a couple of new players in the team. They are
21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai and the 18-year-old batsman Usman
In this squad, selectors have kept Shafiqullah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Izatullah Dawlatzai and Hashmatullah Shaidi as standby players.
Their pace attack consists of Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan and Aftab Alam while Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi will play their role as leg spinner and off spinner respectively.
Afghanistan’s Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Mohammad Nabi (capt), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Afsar Zazai (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Javed Ahmadi, Usman Ghani.
Standby: Shafiqullah (wk),Sharafuddin Ashraf,Izatullah Dawlatzai, Hashmatullah Shaidi.