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Afghanistan calls back Mohammad Nabi for Pakistan series


The Afghanistan Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday that veteran allrounder and former captain Mohammad Nabi has been recalled for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan. (March 21).

Nabi resigned as Afghanistan captain following the T20 World Cup last year and was also left out of the squad for the series against the UAE last month. Doubts were raised about his international future at the time due to his age, but the 38-year-old allrounder has now been recalled for the series, which will be played in Sharjah on March 24, 26, and 27.

For this series, the selectors have dropped opener Hazratullhah Zazai and Rahmat Shah in favor of uncapped opener Sediqullah Atal. Nijat Masoud and Zahir Khan, who were in the squad that played against UAE, are now in the reserves, along with Nangyal Karoti.


“Our team has been working hard in training camp and selectors have selected the best available players for the series,” ACB CEO Mr. Naseeb Khan said. “I am confident that our team will perform at their best and make our nation proud. We wish our team the best of luck for the series and hope to see them emerge victorious.

“In addition, we look forward to an exciting competition between two great teams. Both nations have passionate fans who support their teams with enthusiasm and pride. As neighbors, we have a special bond and we hope to showcase not only our cricketing skills but also the spirit of friendship and sportsmanship,” he further added.

Squad: Rashid Khan (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Sediqullah Atal, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazal Haq Farooqi and Naveen Ul Haq