Afghanistan chose three specialized spinners, a leg runner, a mysterious spinner and a left-arm spinner, in its 17th round for the Asian Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates later this month.
Sharafuddin Ashraf, the left-arm spinner, is among the two new additions (the uncrowned wicketkeeper Munir Ahmad is the other) for the team that defeated Ireland in the ODI series last week. The speedy bowler Dawlat Zadran is lost.
Sharafuddin has appeared in 14 ODI so far, the last of which came in the World Cup Qualifying in March of this year. He also played six T20I. In total, it has 17 first level international land.
This is a first call for Munir Ahmad, who has been chosen as second wicket goalkeeper, substitute for Mohammad Shahzad, the highly successful emerging hitter. [19659002DejandoaunladoaAshrafelarsenaldespindeAfganistánsejactadeRashidyMujeebquieneshanadquiridounaexperienciamásricaatravésdepasesdecondadoenInglaterraaprincipiosdeesteañoademásdeparticiparenlaIPLAmbostambiénparticiparonenlaprimerapruebadeIndiaenelpaísTambiénpuedenrecurriraunacuartaopciónentodoterrenocontraMohammadNabisiesnecesario
The squad is captained by Afghan Asghar, who along with Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Ihshanullah Jannat, Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi make the top spot. In addition to Nabi, they have a second off-roader in Gulbadin Naib, capable of playing bowling by hand. Aftab Alam, Sayed Shiraz, Samiullah Shenwari and Wafadar constitute their rhythm attack.
Asian Cup Squad: Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Afghan Asghar (c), Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Ihsanullah Janat, Sayed Shirzad, Wafadar, Munir Ahmad Kakar