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Mohammad Nabi left out of UAE T20Is’ Afghanistan squad – which includes Zahir Khan and Rahmat Shah

Mohammad Nabi left out of UAE T20Is’ Afghanistan squad – which includes Zahir Khan and Rahmat Shah

ESPNcricinfo Staff

Mohammad Nabi resigns as Afghan T20I captain after T20 World Cup AFP/Getty Images

Rashid Khan Will lead a fresh-faced 18-member Afghan team into a three-match T20I series against the UAE, featuring as many as seven changes from last year’s T20 World Cup. prophet muhammadWHO resign as captain After the game, has been left out in the cold.

zahir khan along with Ramasa – who has been a regular in the ODI side – has been included for a possible T20Is debut. Afsar Zazai, Noor Ahmad and Nijat Masood, who have all played in five T20I appearances, return with Karim Jannat, who last played in the Asian Cup. Sharafuddin Ashraf, who was one of the T20 World Cup reserves, was also called up.

Besides Nabi, missing out are T20 globetrotters Qais Ahmad, Darwish Rasooli, Mohammad Saleem and Usman Ghani. The likes of Rashid, Qais and Farooqi will return to international action after appearances in franchised leagues around the world.

ACB chairman Mirwais Ashraf said: “We don’t take any team lightly and always prefer to have teams fully prepared for any event,” he said. “The team has been in the UAE for about 10 days as it prepares for the series.”

Three-T20I series, which is a five-year agreement The matches between the UAE Cricket Board and the Afghanistan Cricket Board will start on Thursday, with all games to be played in Abu Dhabi. The agreement says the UAE board will provide logistical and infrastructural support, including hosting “home” games in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan team: Rashid Khan (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (week), Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gulbadin Naib, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Jannat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Rahmat Shah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Zahir Khan

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