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Afghanistan T20I captain Rashid Khan is all set to make a return to competitive cricket in the upcoming T20I series against Ireland. The Afghan international will be seen on the field for the first time since the ODI World Cup 2023 in India in the three-match T20I series against Ireland in the United Arab Emirates.

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The 25-year-old’s return also proves crucial for the former IPL title winners Gujarat Titans. With the Shubman Gill-led side missing veteran pacer Mohammed Shami due to an injury, Rashid Khan’s presence in the side is set to bolster the squad strength. The leg-spinner in an interaction spoke about his return to the field.   Check the top betting trends on the  best betting apps in India  and sites.

“The plan is to represent the country in the upcoming series (T20s against Ireland) and the training has been underway and today was the second day and thankfully it went well and I hope that the following few days will also be well so that I can wear the national jersey again and continue to do well for my country,” Rashid said in an interaction with ACB. 

“The last three months were difficult because I had surgery. I had been suffering from a back injury for the last seven to eight months and the doctor had asked me to have surgery even before the World Cup but I decided to play the World Cup and have surgery afterwards because it was such an important event for us but Alhamdulillah I am back on the field and feeling well now and now my focus is on returning to the field and bringing joy and success to the nation,” he further asserted highlighting his experience from the injury. 

IPL will be a good preparation for the World Cup: Rashid Khan

The Afghan spinner also added that featuring in the IPL will be crucial seeing the T20 World Cup 2024 ahead. While speaking to the ACB, Rashid said, “The next two months are crucial for us we don’t have more game to play after these three games against Ireland and the focus will be to learn more from these games and the players can work hard during the last two months.”

“The good thing is most of our players will be playing IPL and it will be good preparation for the World Cup and we will also keep in touch with those who are not there (in the IPL) to continue working hard in this period,” he further added.