Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced their squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022, set to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The board took it to their social media accounts to name a 17-player squad, which will tackle the opening game of the event against the hosts, Sri Lanka.
Although the Asia Cup 2022 has been shifted to the UAE amidst Sri Lanka’s political and economic crisis, but the SLC is yet the host of the event. This time, the Asia Cup will be played in a T20 format and will run between August 27th and September 11th.
The six teams, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and one of the Qualifiers, Hong Kong, Kuwait, UAE, or Singapore, will take part in the event. Notably, Afghanistan are placed in Group B alongside Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The players including Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, and Samiullah Shinwari will play under the leadership of Mohammad Nabi.
Standby players: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
ACB Name Squad for Asia Cup 2022
Kabul, 16 August 2022: Afghanistan Cricket Board today announced its 17-member squad for the ACC Men's T20 Asia Cup 2022, which will be played from 27th August to 11th September in the United Arab Emirates.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) August 16, 2022
Earlier, Pakistan and India named their squads for Asia Cup 2022, followed by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announcing its team, solving the issues with Shakib Al Hasan. Sri Lanka are yet to announce their squad.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvenndra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Taskin Ahmed