New Delhi: Global’s premier T20 bowler Rashid Khan will headline a four-pronged spin assault within the 15-strong Afghanistan squad introduced these days for the ancient one-off Check towards India in Bengaluru, beginning June 14.Excluding IPL sensations Rashid and younger Mujeeb ur Rahman, the opposite two spinners are chinaman Zahir Khan and left-arm orthodox Amir Hamza Hotak within the Ashgar Stanikzai-led squad.
Rashid and Mujeeb had made all the international take a seat up and take realize in their skill within the shortest layout, however the duo is about to stand a distinct fight of attrition with the pink SG Check of their palms.
Between them, they’ve performed most effective 4 firstclass video games (all 4 performed via Rashid whilst 17-year-old Mujeeb is but to play an extended layout come upon).
The batting will essentially rely on skipper Stanikzai, flamboyant opener Mohammed Shahzad and batting all-rounder Mohammed Nabi.
In all, the squad has a collective revel in of 205 firstclass video games, which makes it 13.6 four-day video games consistent with participant.
Most effective 4 avid gamers have an revel in of 20 plus firstclass suits. Nabi, who has the revel in of taking part in for Sunrisers Hyderabad up to now two IPL seasons, is probably the most capped firstclass participant with 32 video games.
He’s adopted via skipper Stanikzai with 23 video games, pacer Wafadar (22 video games) and Shahzad 20 video games.
Afghanistan will pass over their skilled seamer Dawlat Zadran out with an damage and the tempo division will likely be treated via Yamin Ahmadzai Wafadar and Sayed Ahmed Shirzad.
Skilled left-arm seamer Shapoor Zadran has been picked for the T20s towards Bangladesh in Dehradun however he has now not been picked within the longer model as he ultimate performed a four-day recreation in 2013.
Certainly, all eyes will likely be on Rashid, whom Tendulkar has termed because the “highest T20 bowler on this planet”.
“He’s doing actually neatly, specifically the shorter layout T20, he did incredible for Sunrisers, he’s a high quality bowler and everybody wishes to simply accept and appreciate that. Afghanistan cannot be taken evenly, as a result of in cricket and in typically in existence you can’t take anything else as a right,” India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane stated.
“Qualifying for a Check is the largest factor for Afghanistan cricket and that’s excellent for cricket. We do not wish to take any crew evenly. We simply wish to pass available in the market and play with the similar depth as we do with each different crew.”
Ashgar Stanikzai, Mohammed Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah Janat, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Mohammed Nabi, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Amir Hamza Hotak, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Yamin Ahmadzai Wafadar, Mujeeb ur Rahman.