Afghanistan is one of the youngest test-playing nations, but their development at the top level is quite rapid, and they can be ruthless on their day. Afghanistan 2023 World Cup Squad is quite familiar, as the same players have played for some time without any notable achievement.
Afghanistan 2023 World Cup Squad
The only major change in Afghanistan for World Cup 2023 is the inclusion of fast bowler Naveen ul Haq, who gets a recall after a gap of 2 years. In contrast, former Gulbadin Naib has been dropped to reserves despite having a decent show in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023.
Afghanistan Captain for ICC World Cup 2023
Hashmatullah Shahidi will continue to lead the side. He has been entrusted with the responsibility despite the presence of guys like Rashid and Nabi, who both are former captains. Shahidi has been leading the side recently, and despite not having an impressive record of upward growth in team performance, he helped him retain the job.
Afghanistan Batters in CWC 2023
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran and Rahmat Shah will lead Bangladesh batting. Gurbaz is one of the top-rated white ball players in power plays in modern cricket, whereas Najibullah Zardan currently holds the record for most runs for Afghanistan in ODI World Cups.
Afghanistan All-Rounders in World Cup 2023
Nabi and Rashid are the two all-rounders who can handle both willow and leather equally well and will help the captain maintain the team’s balance.
Afghanistan Bowlers in 2023 World Cup
Spin bowling has always been the strength of Afghanistan since its early days. Mujeeb and Noor Ahmed are two specialist spinners, along with Nabi and Rashid. Fazalhaq Farooqi is the only bowler who is with the side consistently. Azmatullah is just back after an injury in the Asia Cup, whereas Naveen ul Haq is making a comeback in the ODI side after 2 years.
Afghanistan Players List for 2023 World Cup
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Reyaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah Zurmati, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil, Ikram Ali Khil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan Arman, Mujeeb your Rahman, Noor Ahmad Lakanwal, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman Rahmani, Naveen ul Haq Murid.