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Thursday September 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Asia Cup 2018: For the Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan has announced a solid final 16-man squad and has made a couple of tweaks in the team. Sayed Sherzad, Munir Ahmad and Wafadar, who are yet to play a competitive match, have been included in the squad.
They may not be the giant slayers like Bangladesh or an explosive side like Pakistan, but they certainly have the element of surprise with them and they can upset the odds on any given day. Afghanistan cricket team is all geared up to take the cricketing community by storm in the Asia Cup 2018, which will start from September 15 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Afghanistan just sits on the brink of being revoked the Test status from them, however, they continue to sideline their spot in the ICC team rankings and secure victory one after another.
After a fantastic run of games in ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Afghanistan played a 3-match T20I series against Bangladesh and destroyed the Tigers by sweeping the series 3-0.
Also Read: Asia Cup 2018: History and records narrate the story of coveted cup
Barring their horrendous collapse in a one-off Test match with India, Afghanistan has been in sensational form since the turn of the year especially in the shorter formats of the game.
The Asian side once again showed its prowess in T20Is when it travelled to play T20 series with Ireland. Afghanistan won the series 2-1.
For the Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan has announced a solid final 16-man squad and has made a couple of tweaks in the team. Sayed Sherzad, Munir Ahmad and Wafadar, who are yet to play a competitive match, have been included in the squad.
Sherzad and Wafadar are fast bowlers who have been inducted in the squad to complement the world-class spinners that Afghanistan has in Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman. While Munir Ahmad is a budding batsman.
Here’s the final 16-man squad of Afghanistan for the Asia Cup 2018:
Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Wafadar
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Thursday September 6, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team to play with Nepal, India and United Arab Emirates U-19 national cricket teams in U-19 Asia Cup Competitions.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board told BNA reporter, the competitions to be held at 28 September in Bangladesh and Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team to face with Nepal, India and UEA U-19 national cricket teams.
Before the competitions, Afghanistan U-19 cricket players will be attended in practice tournaments in Lakno city.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Refugees from countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq have gathered to play together at the “Everyone on the Pitch” football tournament in Brussels.
The event is a Belgian project to foster the integration of people fleeing war-torn countries and help them make new friends through a shared passion for sport.
But on this Brussels pitch, organizers are hoping it will provide more than just good exercise.
This is the “Everyone n the Pitch” football tournament and it bring together people from across the world.
Refugees and asylum seekers from Asia, the Middle East and Africa are facing each other on the field, under the watchful eyes of Belgian referees.
 

Monday, September 03, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Selection Committee of Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced a 17 member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup which will begin from September 15.
Commenting on the squad composition, Chief Selector Nawroz Mangal said that young wicket-keeper batsman Munir Ahmad has been included in the squad after his impressive performance in domestic cricket including Ghani Amanullah Khan One-Day Cup.
“We added Munir as a wicket-keeper batsman because he performed well in other national teams including U19 team, emerging and Afghanistan A team,” he said as cited in a statement released by ACB.
Noticeable changes from the squad against Ireland in the recent ODI series include the recall of bowling all-rounder Sharafuddin Ashraf to the squad and exclusion of opening batsman Hazratullah Zazai.
Mangal showed confidence that the team would continue to perform well beyond the Asia Cup and in the lead up to the 2019 ICC Cricket World.
Responding to a question about fast bowler Dawlat Zadran, Mangal said, “The health reports we have received about Dawlat Zadran indicate that he has still not fully recovered, and he would continue to undergo treatment over the next few weeks.  Therefore, he has not been included in the squad.”
“Selection of the squad was not an easy task as we witnessed commendable performances from players in different national team setups including Under-19, A and Emerging teams that recently plaed several matches against each other,” said Abdul Wali Amin, a member of the ACB Selection Committee.
Asia Cup will be played from 15th – 28th September in UAE.  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka from Group B while Pakistan and India will be joined by third team that will be decided after the Asia Cup Qualifiers.  It will be Afghanistan’s first Asia Cup after obtaining Full Member status of the International Cricket Council in June 2017.
Squad: Ashar Afghan ©, Mohammad Shahzad (WK) , Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad, Mohmmad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Sayed Shirzad and Wafadar.
 

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