Afghanistan has persisted with the decision of Gulbadin Naib as the captain for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The controversial decision saw Asghar Afghan being axed as the captain just before the World Cup. The likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi had publicly criticized the decision. But the selectors stayed with Naib.
They have recalled the fast bowler Hamid Hassan after almost 3 years. He had last played an ODI in July 2016 against Ireland. The pacer has been troubled by injuries for long and is a surprise inclusion in the World Cup squad. He had featured in Afganistan’s squad in the 2015 ODI World Cup.
The 15-member squad was selected on the basis of a training camp held in Potchefstroom, South Africa in which 23 players featured. Afghanistan will kick start their World Cup campaign against Australia in Bristol on June 1.
Here is the 15-man Afghanistan Team for World Cup
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, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Afghanistan’s Squad for ICC World cup 2019
Afghanistan National Cricket Team is all set to play ICC World Cup with 6 Batsmen, 4 All-rounders, 5 Bowlers. Here is the Afghanistan team Squad for World cup 2019.
Afghanistan’s CWC 2019 Squad
|Name||Role||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|Gulbadin Naib (C)||Bowling Allrounder||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm medium|
|Mohammad Shahzad (wk)||WK-Batsman||Right Handed Bat||–|
|Rashid Khan||Bowler||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm legbreak|
|Asghar Afghan||Batsman||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Hashmatullah Shahidi||Batsman||Left Handed Bat||Right-arm offbreak|
|Mohammad Nabi||Bowling Allrounder||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm offbreak|
|Najibullah Zadran||Batsman||Left Handed Bat||Right-arm offbreak|
|Samiullah Shinwari||Batting Allrounder||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm legbreak|
|Noor Ali Zadran||Batsman||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Dawlat Zadran||Bowler||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm fast medium|
|Aftab Alam||Bowler||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm fast medium|
|Hamid Hassan||Bowler||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm fast|
|Mujeeb ur Rahman||Bowler||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm offbreak|
|Rahmat Shah||Batting Allrounder||Right Handed Bat||Right-arm leg break|
|Hazratullah Zazai||Batsman||Left Handed Bat||Left-arm orthodox|
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