The 2023 edition of the Asia Cup will be played in a hybrid model in Sri Lanka and Pakistan from August 30 to September 17. A total of six teams, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal are going to compete in the continental tournament.
While India, Pakistan and Nepal have been placed in Group A, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are in Group B. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super Fours. The final of the tournament will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Afghanistan will kick start its tournament campaign against Bangladesh on September 03 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Before that, let’s take a look at Afghanistan squad, schedule, players list and much more for Asia Cup 2023:
Afghanistan Schedule for Asia Cup 2023
|DATE||MATCH DETAILS||VENUE||TIME (IST)|
|September 3||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 4th Match, Group B||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||3:00 PM|
|September 5||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 6th Match, Group B||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||3:00 PM|
Afghanistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023
The Afghanistan Cricket Board named a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2023. They have also made a few changes to the side that faced Pakistan in the recently concluded three-game ODI series. Fareed Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, Shahidullah Kamal and Wafadar Momand have been dropped while the likes of Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran and Sharafuddin Ashraf are making comebacks. Hashmatullah Shahidi will continue leading the team.
Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 Squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Afghanistan Probably Playing XI for Asia Cup 2023
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Karim Janat