Afghanistan Squad For ICC world cup 2021 After a long silent period, ICC twenty-twenty is going to be started by breaking many barriers. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many buffers stood against ICC-T20 from the beginning.
Will Afghanistan team participate the T20I World cup?
ICC had to postpone it in many previous attempts. But finally, ICC announced that ICC 20-20 will be started from the 17th of October-2021. The match referees and the on-field umpires were named on 7th October-2021. The squad of 15 players had to be selected before 10th October-2021.16 teams are qualified for the tournament. Here chart represents that how they are qualified.
|Host nation||7th August-2020||India|
|ICC Men’s T20I ranking||31st December-2018||Pakistan Australia England South Africa New Zealand West Indies Afghanistan Sri Lanka Bangladesh|
|2019-ICC Men’s T20 world cup qualifier||18th of October-2019- 3rd of November-2019||Netherland Papua New Guinea Ireland Namibia Scotland Oman|
Afghanistan stays at 8th place in the ICC world ranking. In this match, Afghanistan got the highest attention. as Thaleibans established their power in Afganisthan in august 2021. Their participation was a doubt due to the political turmoil. Even though, Mr. Hikmat Hassan who’s the media manager of the Afghanistan team confirmed the participation. On 6th October, the Afghanistan team traveled to Doha’Katar for a training camp.
What is the squad of Afganistan?
The final squad of Afghanistan for the 2021-ICC T20I-Worldcup was announced on 10th October-2021.by the Afghanistan Cricket Board. Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Kareem Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmad were named the squad. Afsar Zazai and Farid Ahmed Malik were named reserved. Here is about their duty on the ground.
|Mujeeb ur Rahman||✔|
|Naveen ul Haq||✔|
Who’ll Lead Afghanistan Squad For ICC world cup 2021
Three of men’s T-20 I s have won by Afghanistan. Even the participation of the Afghanistan team was doubtless from the beginning, they’re going to perform their excellence in ICC international T20 ground under the Rashid Khan’s leadership who’s named “ICC men’s T20I Cricketer of the decade”.He played in many domestic teams including Adelaide strikers, Band e-Amir region, Band e –Dragons, and more. He is a bowler who is excellent in leg break googly style. He is also a right-handed batsman. Here is about his debuts and the last matches he performed.
|One Day Internationals||2015||Zimbabwe||Bulawayo||2021||Ireland||Abu Dhabi|
|First Class||2016||England Lions||Abu Dhabi||2021||Zimbabwe||Abu Dhabi|
|List A||2015||Zimbabwe||Bulawayo||2021||Ireland||Abu Dhabi|
He entered International ground when he was just 17 years old. He could remain on the World Top players list within few years. Also, he made world records.
|Youngest Captain (Test matches)|
|Youngest Captain (One Day Internationals)|
|Best Career Bawling Average (One Day Internationals)|
|2nd Most runs conceded in an innings(One Day Internationals)|
|1000 runs and 100 Wickets (One Day Internationals)|
|5th Youngest Captains(Twenty-Twenty Internationals)|
|Best Career Strike Rate(One Day Internationals)|
|1st Most wickets taken((Twenty-Twenty Internationals)|
|5th Best figures in a match by a Captain(Test matches)|
|3rd Outstanding bowling analysis in an innings(One Day Internationals)|
|3rd Youngest Player to take five wickets in an innings(One Day Internationals)|
|1st Fastest to Hundred Wickets. (One Day Internationals)|
|9th most consecutive matches for a team( T20I)|
|1st outstanding bowling analysis in an innings(T20I)|
|1st most consecutive four wickets in an innings(T20I)|
|2nd fastest to 50 wickets|
Excellence of the Players in squad of Afghanistan in 2021- ICC World cup
Above are other top records made by Rashid Khan that represents how excellent he is. He will lead his team towards historical victories in the 2021-T20I-ICC world cup as well.
As I mentioned earlier, Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Kareem Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmad are named Afganisthan squad for the 2021-ICC world cup.
Rashid Khan is going to lead the team who’s an allrounder.Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a batsman and a wicket keeper.He’s a right-handed player who entered the international ground in2019. Even though He’s just 20 years, he became the first batsman of Afghanistan who scored a century on debut in ODI.
Hazratullah Zaza is a left-handed batsman who entered the international ground in 2016. He scored the highest individual score by an Afghanistan in T20I in 2019. Usman Ghani is a right-handed opening Batsman in the Afghanistan team who entered the international ground in 2014. He got a century for his fourth ODI when he was 17th. He was a member of the Afghanistan squad in their first full world cup campaign.
Asgar Afgan is right handed batsman who plays as a middle order batsman.He was the former captain of the Afghan national team. Afgan has taken a part in promoting the team from division four to division two in the 2009 ICC world cup qualifier.Mohommad Nabi is an allrounder.He is the current captain of the T20 International team who’s a right-handed batsman and off-break bowler.
Najibullah Zadran is the vice-captain of Afghanistan who’s a left-handed batsman and right-handed break balls man. He made his international debut in 2012. He was a member of Kandahar’s squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan premier league tournament. He played in the 2019 global T20 Canada tournament and Bangladesh Premier League and more. He was named to the squad for the 2019 world cup as well.
Hashmatullah Shahidi is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who was in eleven cricketers in the first-ever test match against India in 2018. Mohammad Shahzad is a right-handed opening batsman and wicket-keeper who was in eleven cricketers in the first-ever test match against India in 2018. He entered the international ground in 2009.
Mujeeb ur Rahman is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler, who entered the international ground in 2017. He was the first man plays in the international ground who was born in the 21st century. Kareem Janath is an allrounder who took a part in the 2016 world cup. He entered the international ground in 2016. He performs as a right-handed batsman and a right-hand medium-fast bowler.
Gulbadin Naib is an allrounder.He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed batsman. He’s been the one-day International captain since 2019 who led for 2019 cricket world cup. Naveen Ul Haq is a bowler who entered the international ground in 2016. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed batsman. Hamid Hassan is a bowler who entered the international ground in 2009. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler.
Sharafuddin Ashraf is an allrounder who mainly performs as a right-handed batsman and slow left-hand orthodox bowler. He joined Afghanistan national team in 2014 and made his debut international match in 2014. Dawlat shadchan is a bowler who joined the Afghanistan national team in 2011 and made his first international debut in 2011. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.
Shapoor Sadran is a left-handed batsman and left-arm fast-medium bowler who joined the Afghanistan national team in 2017 and made his first international debut in 2009. Qais Ahmad is a right-arm leg-spin bowler and right-handed batsman. He performed his only test in 2019.
It seems like the Afghanistan squad is composed of many new players who have a few international experiences. But all of them are very young and full of energy and talent.ICC-2021 world cup tournament is a good platform to expose their talents to the world. Let’s see.
What is the Afghanisthan schedule on 2021-ICC-world cup?
The 2021-ICC cricket world cup is scheduled to begin on 17th October -2021. Afghanistan team is in group 2 and super twelve. and will be advanced to the Knockout Stage with the performance of the match. Here is the timetable for Afghanistan.
|25th October-2021||18:00||B1(Bangladesh)||Sharjah Cricket stadium|
|29th October-2021||18.00||Pakistan||Dubai International Cricket Stadium|
|31st October -2021||14:00||Namibia||Sheikh Zayed Cricket stadium-Abu Dhabi|
|3rd November-2021||18.00||India||Sheikh Zayed Cricket stadium-Abu Dhabi|
|7th November-2021||18.00||New Zealand||Sheikh Zayed Cricket stadium-Abu Dhabi|
I wish them to perform well and to be advanced to The Knockout Stage as well as all cricket fans of Afganisthan.