Afghanistan Squad & Schedule For ICC World Cup 2023

Afghanistan’s cricket team is all set to make its mark in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. With a talented squad and an exciting schedule, they are ready to compete against the best teams in the world. In this article, we will provide you with all the necessary details about Afghanistan’s squad and their fixtures for the tournament. As a cricket enthusiast, I have provided you with an in-depth analysis of Afghanistan’s chances in the World Cup. Stay tuned to find out more about this rising team’s journey in the cricketing world.

Afghanistan World Cup Squad 2023

Looking at the batting strength of the squad, Afghanistan has a mix of experienced and young players. Hashmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah have shown consistency and the ability to score runs under pressure. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has impressed with his aggressive batting at the top of the order. Ibrahim Zadran has shown glimpses of his potential and has the ability to play big innings. Najibullah Zadran is known for his powerful hitting and can accelerate the scoring rate in the middle overs.

In terms of bowling, Afghanistan possesses a formidable spin attack. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman are world-class spinners who can trouble any batsman with their variations and accuracy. Mohammad Nabi provides valuable off-spin and contributes with both bat and ball. Noor Ahmad is a young left-arm spinner who has shown great promise in domestic cricket.

However, one area of concern for Afghanistan is their pace bowling department. They lack experienced fast bowlers who can consistently generate pace and take wickets with the new ball. This could put them at a disadvantage against strong batting lineups. Naveen ul Haq & Fazalhaq Farooqi need to step up big time for Afghanistan in the pace bowling department. 

Complete Squad: 

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.

Afghanistan Schedule for World Cup 2023

Afghanistan’s journey in the World Cup will begin with a match against Bangladesh on October 7th at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. This will be an important match for Afghanistan as they have defeated Bangladesh in recent times and will look to continue their winning momentum.

Below are the Afghanistan Cricket Fixtures in CWC23. 

Date and TimeMatch Details
Oct 07, Sat
10:30 AM
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd Match
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Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Oct 11, Wed
02:00 PM LOCAL
India vs Afghanistan, 9th Match
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Oct 15, Sun
02:00 PM LOCAL
England vs Afghanistan, 13th Match
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Oct 18, Wed
02:00 PM LOCAL
New Zealand vs Afghanistan, 16th Match
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Oct 23, Mon
02:00 PM LOCAL
Pakistan vs Afghanistan, 22nd Match
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MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Oct 30, Mon
02:00 PM LOCAL
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 30th Match
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Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Nov 03, Fri
02:00 PM LOCAL
Netherlands vs Afghanistan, 34th Match
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Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Nov 07, Tue
02:00 PM LOCAL
Australia vs Afghanistan, 39th Match
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Nov 10, Fri
02:00 PM LOCAL
South Africa vs Afghanistan, 42nd Match
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Narendra Modi Stadium A Ground, Ahmedabad

Afghanistan’s Winning Record in ODI World Cups

Afghanistan has struggled to achieve consistent success in ODI World Cups. Despite their impressive performances in T20Is and their renowned spin bowling attack, they have failed to replicate the same level of success in the 50-over format. In previous World Cup events, Afghanistan’s performance has been below par, with their best result being reaching the group stage in both the 2015 and 2019 tournaments.

1975Not eligible – not an ICC member
1979Not eligible – not an ICC member
1983Not eligible – not an ICC member
1987Not eligible – not an ICC member
1992Not eligible – not an ICC member
1996Not eligible – not an ICC member
1999Not eligible – not an ICC member
2003Not eligible – not an ICC member
2007Did not qualify
2011Did not qualify
2015Group Stage
2019Group Stage

However, with the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in India, there is hope that Afghanistan can surprise many top cricket-playing nations. The tournament will be held in subcontinent conditions where spin bowling plays a crucial role, and Afghanistan’s world-class spinners can make a significant impact. With the likes of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Mohammad Nabi in their arsenal, Afghanistan’s spin attack can pose a serious challenge to their opponents.

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