Kabul – Teenager sensation Rashid Khan will lead a heavyweight
spin assault for Afghanistan within the nation’s first-ever Check in opposition to India subsequent
month, the Afghan cricket board introduced on Tuesday.
Khan and fellow spinners Mujeeb ur Rahman, Zahir Khan and
Hamza Hotak have been named in a 16-strong squad for the ancient one-off Check in
Bangalore beginning June 14.
The 19-year-old Khan was once a celeb performer within the Indian
Premier League with 21 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad, who misplaced in Sunday’s
ultimate to Chennai Tremendous Kings.
Rahman, 17, additionally inspired within the cash-rich league with 14
scalps for Kings XI Punjab.
Asghar Stanikzai will captain the Check debutants within the
five-day recreation which might be preceded by means of 3 Twenty20 internationals in opposition to
The T20 video games might be performed within the northern Indian town of
Dehradun on June 3, five and seven.
Afghanistan have had their coaching base in India since
2015, and got Check standing closing yr with Eire, who misplaced their first five-day
fit to Pakistan previous this month.
Afghanistan might be underdogs within the Check in opposition to India, however
they’re going to get started as favourites in opposition to Bangladesh within the T20 clashes.
Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah Jannat, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Hamza Hotak, Syed Ahmad Sherzad, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar Momand, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Squad for Bangladesh T20s:
Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Najeebullah Tarakai, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Darwish Rasooli, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Jannat, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran, Aftab Alam