Updated: 08 July 2023
ODI World Cup 2023: Team Afghanistan Schedule and Squad: With the ICC 50-over World Cup just around the doorstep, Afghanistan will be one of the tournament’s more interesting sides. Afghanistan will compete in their third consecutive ICC One-Day International World Cup.
They qualified as a top eight side for the quadrennial tournament, which will be held in India from 5 October to 19 November 2023, through the ICC ODI Super League, a four-year competition amongst the 10 participating nations.
Afghanistan cricket team created history in their first-ever appearance at the ODI World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015, by defeating Scotland in their first-ever match after qualifying through the World Cricket League Championship.
Since 2019, Afghanistan has played some of its finest ODI cricket, defeating countries such as Ireland, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka, a number of which will compete in the next World Cup.
The Afghans have also developed as a squad that frequently plays courageous cricket, which has helped them get to the top-eight in the world. With favourable conditions, Afghanistan might emerge as a strong opponent and perhaps pull off some major upsets.
Team Afghanistan Schedule for World Cup 2023
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the official schedule for the World Cup 2023. Afghanistan’s schedule for World Cup 2023 is listed below.
Afghanistan will start their World Cup 2023 journey by playing against Bangladesh at Dharamshala on 7th October 2023 and the last league match of this team is against South Africa at Ahmadabad on 10th November 2023.
|Date & Day||Match||Venue|
|7th October, Saturday||Afghanistan vs Bangladesh||Dharamshala|
|11th October, Wednesday||Afghanistan vs India||Delhi|
|14th October, Saturday||Afghanistan vs England||Delhi|
|18th October, Wednesday||Afghanistan vs New Zealand||Chennai|
|23rd October, Monday||Afghanistan vs Pakistan||Chennai|
|30th October, Monday||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Pune|
|3rd November, Friday||Afghanistan vs Netherlands||Lucknow|
|7th November, Tuesday||Afghanistan vs Australia||Mumbai|
|10th November, Friday||Afghanistan vs South Africa||Ahmedabad|
Probable Squad Of Afghanistan For World Cup 2023
Afghanistan Cricket Board is yet to announce the Squad for World Cup 2023 as the tournament is still 100 days away. However, this can be the probable squad and playing 11 for World Cup 2023.
Batsmen: Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran
Wicketkeepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Shahzad
Allrounders: Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Md Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Samiullah Shinwari
Bowlers: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Zahir Khan
Playing 11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi