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Afghanistan announce one-off Test squad sans Rashid Khan



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Afghanistan announced one-off Test squad on Wednesday without their high-profile name Rashid Khan. The Test will be played from 14th to 18th June in Mirpur.

Rashid recently skipped the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka but came back to play the final game that his side lost.

ACB didn't clear about Rashid's ommision as Hashmatullah Shahidi to lead the new look Afghanistan. 

The Afghans last played Test against Zimbabwe in March 2021. Afghanistan have played six Tests so far, out of which Rashid has not played only once.

Fast Bowling Duo of Ibrahim Abdulrahimzai & Nijat Masoud and the Young leggie Izharulhaq Naweed have been added to the 15-man squad.

Medium-pace bowling All-rounder Karim Janat, who put on an incredible all-round performance in the recently-held Ahmad Shah Abdali First Class Tournament and was awarded the best player of the tournament, has also been called up to the side.

Afghanistan Squad for the one-off test against Bangladesh:

Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmat Shah (VC), Afsar Zazai (WK), Ikram Alikhail (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Abdul Malik, Baheer Shah, Nasir Jamal, Karim Janat, Zahir Khan, Izharulhaq Naweed, Hamza Hotak, Ibrahim Abdulrahimzai, Yamin Ahmadzai and Nijat Masoud.

Zia ur Rahman Akbar, Noor Ali Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai and Sayed Ahmad Shirzad are part of the reserve players for the tour.