Afghanistan on Friday announced their ODI and T20I squad for the upcoming series against the West Indies starting 6 November.
The series will start with three ODIs on 6, 9 and 11 November which will be followed by three T20Is on 14, 16 and 17 November. After this a one-off Test will be played, beginning 27 November.
All the matches will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, India.
Talking about the team, as many as five players — Shafiqullah Shafiq, Dawlat Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Fazal Niazai and Najeeb Tarakai — have been dropped from the T20I squad that played in the Bangladesh T20I Tri-series in September.
Meanwhile, star leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who was made the captain following Afghanistan’s dismal performance in the World Cup under Gulbadin Naib, will lead the team in both formats.
Notably, the West Indies on 16 November had already announced their squad for the three ODIs, three T20Is and one-off Test against Afghanistan.
Here are the squads of Afghanistan:
ODI squad: Rashid Khan (Captain), Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ibrahim Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ikram Alikhil, Mujeeb ur Rahman.
T20I squad: Rashid Khan (Captain), Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Yamin Ahmadzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman.