The 2023 Asia Cup will be the 16th edition of the Asia Cup, with the matches to be played as One Day International. The tournament will be played between 6 teams. The schedule was released on 19th July 2023, Wednesday. The tournament has a total of 13 matches to be played in Sri Lanka and Pakistan jointly. Here is the Asia Cup Afghanistan Squad Players List 2023.
Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2023
|Tournament||Asia Cup 2023|
|Teams||Afghanistan Cricket Team|
|No. of Players||17|
|Afghanistan Captain For Asia Cup 2023||Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)|
|Afghanistan Batsmen For Asia Cup 2023||Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Saleem Safi|
|Afghanistan Allrounder For Asia Cup 2023||Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, and Sharafuddin Ashraf|
|Afghanistan Wicket Keeper For Asia Cup 2023||Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ikram Alikhil|
|Afghanistan Spin Bowler For Asia Cup 2023||Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Noor Ahmad|
|Afghanistan Fast Bowler For Asia Cup 2023||Abdul Rahman and Fazal Haq Farooqi|
|Afghanistan Coach For Asia Cup 2023||Jonathan Trott|
Asia Cup Afghanistan Squad Players List 2023
The Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled to be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka from 30 August to 17 September 2023. The tournament will be a 50-over ODI tournament. The 2023 Edition will feature two groups, with two teams from each group qualifying for the Super Four stage. The top two teams from the Super Four stage will then face off in the final.
Considered the perennial dark horse ahead of every tournament, Afghanistan will hope to do better than pulling off an upset here and there or just playing a party spoiler. The team is coming off a remarkable 2-1 series win in Bangladesh after upsetting Sri Lanka in the first match of a three-match series. However, having played just six ODIs in 2023, the Afghans might be a little short on preparation for an event like the Asia Cup.
Asia Cup Afghanistan Squad 2023
In the Asia Cup 2023, the Afghanistan team will play 2 league matches, the 1st match will be played on 3 September 2023, Sunday between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, after that Afghanistan will play its 2nd match against Sri Lanka on 5 September 2023, Tuesday at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2023. Mohammad Saleem Safi and Abdul Rahman, two fast bowlers, who were part of Afghanistan’s recent home ODI series against Pakistan, have retained their spots in the lineup, but Fareed Ahmad and Wafadar Momand have been left out of the squad. Hashmatullah Shahidi will lead the team Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2023. Here is the Asia Cup Afghanistan Squad Players List 2023-
Asia Cup Afghanistan Squad 2023- Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ikram Alikhil (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem Safi and Fazal Haq Farooqi.
Asia Cup Afghanistan Players List 2023
|S.no.||Asia Cup Afghanistan Players List||Role|
|1||Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)||Batsman|
|5||Mohammad Saleem Safi||Batsman|
|6||Rahmat Shah||All- Rounder|
|7||Mohammad Nabi||All- Rounder|
|8||Gulbadin Naib||All- Rounder|
|9||Rashid Khan||All- Rounder|
|10||Karim Janat||All- Rounder|
|11||Sharafuddin Ashraf||All- Rounder|
|14||Mujeeb Ur Rehman||Bowler|
|17||Fazal Haq Farooqi||Bowler|