Two weeks after being removed as the captain of the Afghanistan team from all formats, Asghar Afghan has been named in their World Cup, 2019 squad. Also finding a place in squad is veteran seamer Hamid Hassan.
Afghanistan was involved in a training camp in South Africa to zero in on the final squad after discarding eight names from their initial 23-man squad that was named on April 5.
Afghanistan Cricket Board Selection Committee announced Afghanistan’s squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“Luckily for us, the comeback of senior fast bowler Hamid Hassan is a good news.” However, we will take into account his form and fitness during upcoming practice matches,” said, Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai, the chief selector.
The side also has some quality players, like, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammed Nabi, but, Hassan's comeback remains one of the major talking points as he last played for the national team in 2017 and his fitness has also been an issue since then.
Afghanistan is considered to be the dark horses in the competition as they have what it takes to worry some of the best sides with the kind of fearless cricket they play.
Afghanistan squad: Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Reserves: Ikram Alikhil, Karim Janat and Sayed Shirzad.
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