Afghanistan T20 Squad for World Cup 2021 and the schedule of all matches of Team Afghanistan will be discussed here. The 7th edition of the ICC T20 World Cup will begin on October 17, and the final match will be played between two teams on November 14 in UAE. Previously, India was the host country. But due to Covid 19 scare in India, now host countries will be the United Arab Emirates and OMAN. In the mega event of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World Cup, the best 16 teams from all over the world will participate. Team Afghanistan is also included in these teams. Here you will read about the Afghanistan T20 squad and the detailed schedule of its matches. So stay here to have essential information about the Afghanistan T20 squad.
Afghanistan Cricket Squad 2021 World Cup
Team Afghanistan is included in Group B along with other teams i.e. Pakistan, New Zealand, and India and there will be two other teams from the Qualifier Stage. Team Afghanistan has directly qualified for the Super 12s of the canopy event. Moreover, Team Afghanistan will play against the winner of Group B in Round 1st on 25th October at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan has called into question Afghanistan’s participation in the World Cup. However, it is reported that Afghanistan will definitely take part in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Recently, Afghanistan ranked in 7th position in the ICC T20 World Cup. Moreover, this team has never won the World Cup Trophy and has not even played in the final matches of the ICC marquee event. This time, when the team will enter the tournament, all eyes will be on major players like Rashid Khan, Muhammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. All these players have a great responsibility on their back. Team Afghanistan will participate in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 under the leadership of Muhammad Nabi. Under the leadership of their captain, they are expecting a better result in the upcoming T20 World Cup. It will be astonishingly challenging for Rashid Khan, who is considered the world’s best spinner.
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Afghanistan T20 Squad for World Cup 2021
Here is the list of the Afghanistan T20 Squad for the World Cup 2021.
|11||Karim Janat||All Rounder|
|12||Gulabdin Naib||All Rounder|
|15||Sharafuddin Ashraf||All Rounder|
Reserve Players: Afsar Zazai, Farid Ahmed Malik
After the Announcement of T20 World Cup Squad by ACB, Rashid Khan Steps Down
ACB announced the Afghanistan T20 squad for world cup 2021 and declared Rashid khan as a Caption of the team. But after a while, World’s best spinner Rashid Khan steps down as the Team Captain. Rashid Khan was appointed as the captain of the team along with Veteran Wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad. Moreover, Farid Ahmad Malik and Afasr Zazai have been selected as the two standbys.
According to Rashid, the selection committee and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACBC) didn’t take his consent before declaring the squad consisting of 18 players and naming two reserve players in a tweet. He further said that he has the right to make decisions about the selection of the squad as a team captain as well as the leader of the nation.
“With immediate effect, I have decided to resign as the captain of Afghanistan’s Twenty20 Side.”
“The selection committee and ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) has not obtained my consent for the team which has been announced by ACB media,” he said.
“As the captain and responsible person for the nation, I reserve the right to be part of the selection of the team.
Leading Bowler of Team Afghanistan, Rashid Khan was tapped to Captain the nation in the T20 tournament of July. Now Mohammad Nabi will lead Team Afghanistan in this ICC T20 World Cup.
Image Source: ACB Media
Afghanistan T20 World Cup Squad | Schedule of All Matches
Here is the complete schedule of the Team Afghanistan T20 squad for World Cup 2021 with venue, date, time and versus teams.
|Sharjah||Afghanistan vs Qualifier (B1)||25th October 2021||7:30 PM (IST)|
|Dubai||Afghanistan vs Pakistan||29th October 2021||7:30 PM (IST)|
|Abu Dhabi||Afghanistan vs Qualifier (A2)||31st October 2021||3:30 PM (IST)|
|Abu Dhabi||Afghanistan vs India||3rd November 2021||7:30 PM (IST)|
|Abu Dhabi||Afghanistan vs New Zealand||7th November 2021||3:30 PM (IST)|
ACBC has announced the Afghanistan T20 Squad 2021 for World Cup. This squad consists of the following players: Mohammad Nabi ( C ), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Usman Ghani, Naveen ul Haq, Asghar Afghan, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Najibullah Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shapoor Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Qais Ahmad. Reserves: Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad
Under the leadership of Mohammad Nabi, Team Afghanistan is hoping for the best result. Will Afghanistan be going to become the champion in the mega event of ICC T20 World Cup 2021? Share your valuable views about Team Afghanistan in the comment section. We wish good luck to all teams participating in the ICC T20 World Cup.