Shahidi and Naveen return to Afghanistan for Ireland T20Is

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01 Aug 2022 | 07:11 PM staff

Shahidi and Naveen return to Afghanistan for Ireland T20Is

Top-order batter Ibrahim Zadran also returned to the T20I side after a gap of two years

Afghanistan trio Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ibrahim Zadran and Naveen-ul-Haq have all returned to the T20I squad for the upcoming series against Ireland.

Afghanistan will play five T20Is on August 9, 11, 12, 15 and 17 all in Belfast.

Pacer Naveen, despite building up his reputation as a T20 specialist, has not played for the Afghanistan national team since November last year, while Ibrahim has not played T20Is since November, 2019 against West Indies.

Shahidi, who has scored 283 runs from seven matches in the ongoing Shpageeza Cricket League, has not played T20Is since March last year despite being part of the ODI squad against Zimbabwe recently.

Teenager left-arm spinner Noor Ahmed has also been picked for the series following an impressive series against Zimbabwe.

Afghanistan squad for Zimbabwe T20Is: Mohammad Nabi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Sharfuddin Ashraf, Rashid Khan, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Farid Ahmed Malik, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmed

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