The name of the cricket world is Afghanistan, Within only a few years this war-torn country started to come to the title, and won incredible matches in cricket. Recently they have proven their ability to win the Twenty20 and ODI series against Ireland. Afghanistan has taken its place in the Asia Cup from the 15th of this month, starting in the UAE. The 17-man team has announced for the Asia Cup.
There were three new faces in the team. Saeed Ahmed Sharjad, Munir Ahmad Kakar and Wafdaar – are being initiated by the three players in the Asia Cup. Among them, Wafadar and Sherzad already played in the Test and T-Twenty for Afghanistan, but Munir Ahmad Kakar still did not play in Afghanistan. The 18-year-old Wafder turned an impressive pace against India in the first test match in the history of Afghanistan. The 23-year-old left arm bowler Sharjad showed his bowling talent in the T-20's. The three spinners – Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujib-ur-Rahman – would like to increase their strength in the bowling department. Munir Ahmed has an excellent first-class cricket experience. The average of 49.86 in first-class cricket and 48.42 runs for Afghanistan A-team. This 22-year-old batsman can also be in the role of wicket-keeper instead of Mohammad Shahzad. But after winning the Ireland series, pacer Daulat Zadran has been dropped from the squad. Zadran did not play any matches in the Twenty20 and ODI team for the tour through Ireland.
The Afghan Asia Cup starts on 17 September against the match in Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan team: Asghar Afgan (captain), Mohammad Shahzad (wicketkeeper), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahida, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Nazibullah Zadran, Mujib-ur-Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shenwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wicketkeeper), Saeed Ahmed Sharjad, Saifuddin Ashraf and Wafader.