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T20 World Cup Afghanistan Squad 2024

The Afghanistan squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 will be led by Rashid Khan, and of the 15 players, eight are currently playing in the IPL. The Afghanistan squad is loaded with six allrounders.


The six allrounders in the squad are Rashid, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat and Nangeyalia Kharote. There are only four batters in the Afghanistan squad including wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Ishaq, who is a back-up wicketkeeper.


The bowling is a good mix of spin and pace, with Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Rashid, Nabi and Kharote being the five spinners in the 15-man squad. The pace department will comprise of three quicks - Naveen-ul-Haq, left-arm pacers Fazalhaq Farooqi and Fareed Ahmad.


Noor, Kharote and Ishaq, who had participated in the previous two men's U-19 World Cups, will make their debut appearance at the upcoming T20 World Cup. Notably absent from the roster is Hashmatullah Shahidi, who led Afghanistan during the 2023 ODI World Cup.


Among the notable exclusions from the primary squad is left-handed opener Hazratullah Zazai. Instead, he joins Sediqullah Atal and Mohammad Saleem as one of the three reserve players travelling to the USA and the Caribbean.


Afghanistan, placed in Group C, kickoff their campaign on June 3, starting with a match against Uganda at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Subsequently, they will meet New Zealand at the same venue on June 7, followed by matches against Papua New Guinea in Trinidad on June 13, and West Indies in Gros Islet, St Lucia on June 17.


Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2024 squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Nangyal Kharoti, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad Naveen ul Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Fareed Ahmad Malik.


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T20 World Cup Afghanistan Squad FAQs

  • Who will be Afghanistan captain in the T20 World Cup 2024?

    Rashid Khan will lead Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup 2024.

  • Who are Afghanistan's top-order batsmen in the T20 World Cup 2024?

    Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Ishaq are top-order batsmen of Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan is in which group of T20 World Cup 2024?

    Afghanistan is in Group C of the T20 World Cup 2024.

  • Who is the coach of the Afghanistan cricket team?

    Jonathan Trott is the coach of the Afghanistan cricket team.

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