April 1, 2010


Afghanistan name World T20 squad

Sahil Dutta

Afghanistan have named their 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 which starts at the end of April, with Shabir Noori and Sayed Nasrat's inclusion at the expense of Aftab Alam, the only changes from the 14-strong squad that won the qualifying tournament in February.

Afghanistan enter their first global tournament in Group C, alongside South Africa and India but are buoyed by a recent a run of success that saw them win the qualifier and chase down 494 to beat Canada in the Intercontinental Cup.

Afghanistan squad Nawroz Mangal (captain), Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf, Rais Ahmadzai, Dawlat Ahmadzai, Mohammad Shahzad, Hamid Hassan, Samiullah Shinwari, Noor Ali, Asghar Stanikzai, Shahpoor Zadran, Shabir Noori, Sayed Nasrat, Shafiq Shafaq.


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Posted by fazal ahmad kandahari on (April 22, 2010, 12:56 GMT)

i am praying for afghanistan to win the final. and i request from afghan players especially from nawroz mangal to do your best us you can. and i hope that afghan tigers will win the t20 world cup for afghanistan and for afghanis especially for me thanks aloooooot. best wishess for all the team players.

Posted by EbaduRahman on (April 2, 2010, 15:51 GMT)

Why didnt they selected hasti gul abid a great and experinced player

Posted by fareed khan on (April 2, 2010, 10:21 GMT)

I,m praying for afghanistan to Enter into the super 8 of ICC T20 world cup in west indies ....best of luck afghanistan .......... long live afghanistan .....

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Sahil Dutta
Assistant editor Sahil Dutta grew up supporting England during the 90s. Despite this, he still enjoys the game. His unrequited passions for Graeme Hick and, in latter years, Vikram Solanki gave him a stoicism that guided him through an Economics degree and a stint working at the European Parliament. He maintains the purest love for Tests and the whims of legspin bowling and still harbours hope that he could be the answer to England's long search for a mystery spinner. As it is, his most exciting cricketing experience was planning a trip to Australia for the 2006-07 Ashes with two utterly indifferent friends. Unfortunately his lung collapsed shortly before his planned departure and the pair were left to wander around from Test to Test, unprepared and clueless. Any comparisons with England are far too obvious to make. That cancelled holiday inspired an Ashes blog which led, via some tea-making at the Wisden Cricketer, to the ESPNcricinfo towers.

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