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Rashid Khan out – Afghanistan title Noor Zia Ishaq for Sri Lanka Take a look at

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Rashid Khan wasn’t named as a part of Afghanistan’s 16-man squad for his or her upcoming one-off Take a look at in opposition to Sri Lanka beginning February 2, as he continues to recuperate from the again surgical procedure he had in November.
Rashid’s absence paved the best way for legspinner Qais Ahmad, whilst his solely Take a look at had come again in September 2019. Afghanistan additionally chosen three uncapped gamers in batter Noor Ali Zadran, left-arm spinner Zia-ur-Rehman and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Ishaq for the Take a look at in opposition to Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Noor, nephew of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, is probably the most skilled among the many new entrants, with 51 ODIs and 23 T20Is below his belt since his debut in 2009. Zia, in the meantime, boasts an enviable first-class bowling report with 159 wickets in 28 video games at a mean of 19.1. He might additionally present helpful lower-order contributions, as his batting common of 16.58 in first-class matches testifies.

As for Qais, he had performed the third T20I in opposition to India earlier this month in what was Afghanistan’s final project, though he hasn’t performed a first-class match since his Take a look at debut.

Afghanistan squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), Ibrahim Zadran, Abdul Malik, Noor Ali, Rahmat Shah, Bahir Shah, Nasir Jamal, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Qais Ahmad, Zia Akbar, Zahir Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Nijat Masood, Mohammad Saleem and Izharulhaq Naveed


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