Afghanistan is all set to enter the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia and has declared their 15 members team. Under the captaincy of Mohammad Nabi, the Afghanistan team will travel to Australia, Nabi also took command in the Asia Cup 2022. Samiullah Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, and Noor Ahmad who were included in the Asia Cup could not make their place in the T20 World Cup squad for Afghanistan. The team made its T20 World Cup debut in the year of 2015. In the year 2019, they reached the finals of the qualifying round but were beaten by West Indies.
Darwish Rasooli, who loves to bat in the middle order, has a place in the 15 members team after his brilliant performance in Shpageeza Cricket League 2022. Afghanistan has shown excellent performance and that is why, they are placed in Group 1 along with defending champions Australia, New Zealand, and England. The group stage matches will be easy for them but they have some talented players who can give a strong fight to the opponent. The presence of top-class legbreaker Rashid Khan will create trouble for the opposition’s batter. Currently, he is sitting in the number 2 position in the ICC Men’s T20 bowler ranking.
Currently, the team is ranked at the number 10th position in the ICC T20 team ranking but they have the capability to surprise any team with their performance. The selectors have welcomed Salim Safi, a right-arm pacer to give the bowling unit more energy as the Australian pitches offer greater help for pace bowlers. The nation is optimistic that it will perform well and do a superior job of representing the nation on the global level. The squad had a great occasion in the Asia Cup to prepare well for the crucial international competition in Australia. Let see how Afghanistan will play in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia under the captaincy of Nabi.
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