Everything You Need To Know About Afghanistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2021

The 7th edition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is about to begin from October 17 and it will last till November 14, 2021. Remarkably, Afghanistan entered in the Super 12s of the marquee event via direct qualification.

Afghanistan is positioned in Group 2 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, together with New Zealand, India and Pakistan. They will also be joined by two other teams from the qualifier stage. In the meantime, Afghanistan will wrangle with the winner of Group B in Round 1 to be held on October 25th 2019 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

It is still uncertain whether Afghanistan will partake in the ICC T20 World Cup due to the Taliban regime taking over the country. But, reports suggest that the team will certainly partake in this tournament.

Presently, Afghanistan is positioned in 7th place in the ICC T20 international rankings. Once the team participates in the tournament, the focus will be on famous players like Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi. These aforementioned players will have a huge responsibility.

It is important to note that Afghanistan has never come close to winning the ICC T20 World Cup. Also, it has never made it to the finals of the marquee event. But under the captaincy of Mohammad Nabi, the team will anticipate a better result in the forthcoming T20 World Cup.

In the meantime, there was chaos during the declaration of the Afghanistan T20 World Cup squad. This is because the Afghanistan cricket board nominated Rashid Khan as their captain for the upcoming T20 world cup. A few minutes after the declaration, Rashid Khan tweeted that he will leave the captaincy. After that, Mohammad Nabi was nominated as the captain of that team.

In the previous editions of the tournament, the team failed to live up to the expectations of its fans and cricket lovers in general. The upcoming world cup attempts to turn things in the favour of the Afghanistan squad.

Undoubtedly, Afghanistan is still one of the most unpredictable and thus, dangerous T20 teams. People are surprised by their outstanding performance all through their latest T20 series. Moreover, the Afghan team can easily dominate all the budding participants in this tournament.

T20 World Squad of Afghanistan:

  • Rashid Khan
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Usman Ghani
  • Asghar Afghan
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi
  • Mohammad Shahzad
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman
  • Karim Janat
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Naveen ul Haq
  • Hamid Hassan
  • Sharafuddin Ashraf
  • Dawlat Zadran
  • Shapoor Zadran
  • Qais Ahmed

Reserves Players: 

  • Afsar Zazai
  • Farid Ahmed Malik

Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule:

Date Match Time Venue
October 25, 2021 Afghanistan vs. Qualifier (B1) 7:30:00 PM (IST) Sharjah
October 29, 2021 Afghanistan vs. Pakistan 7:30:00 PM (IST) Dubai
October 31, 2021 Afghanistan vs. Qualifier (A2) 3:30:00 PM (IST) Abu Dhabi
November 3, 2021 Afghanistan vs. India 7:30:00 PM (IST) Abu Dhabi
November 7, 2021 Afghanistan vs. New Zealand 3:30:00 PM (IST) Abu Dhabi


Reference Resource: 

  1. https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/icc-t20-world-cup-2021-052926176.html 
  2. https://www.wikitechlibrary.com/2021/09/icc-t20-world-cup-2021-afghanistan.html