Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Fast bowler  Naveen-ul-Haq returned as  Cricket Afghanistan announced its squad for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in India. After a poor Asia Cup 2023 campaign, the Afghans have put forth a well-rounded team for the marquee cricketing tournament. The side will be led by  Hashmatullah Shahidi and include veteran stars like  Mohammad Nabi and   Rashid Khan.

In a big surprise, fast-bowling  Gulbadin Naib has been included as a reserve player alongside S harafudin Ashraf and  Farid Ahmad Malik,  as  Naveen-ul-Haq took his spot in the squad. Afghanistan will kick start their campaign against Asian rivals Bangladesh on October 7 at the  Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, in Dharamsala.

Afghanistan squad for  ICC ODI World Cup 2023:

Hashmatullah Shahidi(C),  Rahmanullah Gurbaz(WK),  Ibrahim Zadran,  Riaz Hassan,  Rahmat Shah,  Najibullah Zadran,  Mohammad Nabi,  Ikram Alikhil,  Azmatullah Omarzai,  Rashid Khan,  A Rahman,  Mujeeb Ur Rahman,  Noor Ahmad,  Naveen-ul-Haq,  Fazalhaq Farooq

Reserve Players: 

Gulbadin Naib,  Sharafudin Ashraf,  Farid Ahmad Malik