AFG vs PAK: Noor Ahmed makes return to Afghanistan side for ODI series against Pakistan

AFG vs PAK: Noor Ahmed makes return to Afghanistan side for ODI series against Pakistan
AFG vs PAK: Noor Ahmed makes return to Afghanistan side for ODI series against Pakistan

AFG vs PAK: Noor Ahmed makes return to Afghanistan side for ODI series against Pakistan

AFG vs PAK: Afghanistan named a strong 18-member squad for the three-match ODI series against Pakistan that will be played in Sri Lanka.

Noor Ahmad made a return to Afghanistan’s ODI squad as they fine-tune the final combination ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India later this year.

Noor’s return means that there was no room for left-arm spinner Zia Ur Rahman Akbar. He recently made his ODI debut against Bangladesh. Uncapped leg-spinner Izharulhaq Naveed, who was part of the Test squad, has left out.

Fast bowlers Mohammad Saleem Safi and Wafadar Momand, who were part of the recent ODI tour to Bangladesh. They have successfully retained their spots.

“Our whole concentration is to prepare the team for the upcoming two big events of Asia Cup and the World Cup 2023,” ACB Chief Selector Asadullah Khan said.

“This three-match ODI series against Pakistan provides us with a wonderful opportunity to prepare the team for the forthcoming two events.”

“The preparations for the Pakistan series are progressing well. The players have recently performed well in the Kabul Camp, which supervised by ACB’s HPC staff. The team will also undergo a week-long conditioning camp prior to the Pakistan series.”

Afghanistan ODI squad:

Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ikram Alikhil, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi and Wafadar Momand.

Reserves: Farid Ahmad Malik and Shahidullah Kamal.

Schedule for Pakistan’s ODI series against Afghanistan: 

22 Aug – First ODI, Hambantota

24 Aug – Second ODI, Hambantota

26 Aug – Third ODI, Colombo

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