The Afghanistan cricket team will be seen in action during the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 T20 tournament. The event will be held in the UAE from August 27 to September 11. The competition was orginally supposed to be organized in Sri Lanka. However, owing to the ongoing economic crisis and political turmoil in the country, the venue had to be shifted.
Afghanistan are one of the six teams taking part in Asia Cup 2022. India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and a qualifier will also feature in the event.
AFG ASIA CUP 2022 Team
Afghanistan Full Squad
Mohammad Nabi (c)
Mujeeb ur Rahman
Farid Ahmed Malik
Naveen ul Haq
Pakistan vs Afghanistan: This is not a fabled rivalry or even a contest that has seen many chapters. But the Pakistan vs Afghanistan match holds the promise of being a hotly contested one, a match-up for the future. First things first, for this to happen both Pakistan and Afghanistan need to qualify from Group A and Group B respectively as A1 / A2 and B1 / B2.
If it happens, this match can throw up some brilliant moments as both the teams have some wonderful T20 players. Pakistan have the likes of captain Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman etc while Afghanistan boast of players like Rashid Khan, the exciting Rahmanullah Gurbaz etc in their ranks. It would not be entirely a shocker if the Afghans pull off a massive upset in this match.
Rashid Khan: While, The star of the Afghanistan team’s leg spinners, Rashid Khan, can misdirect any batsman of the highest caliber and even contribute as a middle-order batsman in the middle and closing overs of an innings. While The one of the best T20I bowler in the world right now is Khan.
Naveen-ul-Haq: Afghanistan against Bangladesh. He was a member of the Afghanistan team that competed in the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup before making his ODI debut. He led Afghanistan in the 2016 Under-19 Asia Cup in December of that year. In the 2017 Desert T20 Challenge. However, Naveen made his Twenty20 (T20) debut for Afghanistan against Namibia on January 19.
The wait is finally over as the battle for Asian supremacy commences on 27th August with the all-important final on 11th September. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will serve as ideal preparation ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup.
|1||Saturday||27th Aug||SL vs AFG||Group-B||Dubai||07:30|
|2||Sunday||28th Aug||IND vs PAK||Group-A||Dubai||07:30|
|3||Tuesday||30th Aug||BAN vs AFG||Group-B||Sarjah||07:30|
|4||Wednesday||31th Aug||Ind vs HK||Group-A||Dubai||07:30|
|5||Thursday||1st sept||SL vs BAN||Group-B||Dubai||07:30|
|6||Friday||2nd sept||PAK vs HK||Group-B||Sarjah||07:30|
|7||Saturday||3rd sept||B1 vs B2||Super-4||Sarjah||07:30|
|8||Sunday||4th sept||A1 vs A2||Super-4||Dubai||07:30|
|9||Tuesday||6th sept||A1 vs B1||Super-4||Dubai||07:30|
|10||Wednesday||7th sept||A2 vs B2||Super-4||Dubai||07:30|
|11||Thursday||8th sept||A1 vs B2||Super-4||Dubai||07:30|
|12||Friday||9th sept||B1 vs A2||Super-4||Dubai||07:30|
|13||Sunday||11th sept||Final [1st super 4 vs 2nd super 4}||Dubai||07:30|