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IND vs AFG: Rashid Khan unlikely to play any T20I match vs India, know why

IND vs AFG: Rashid Khan unlikely to play any T20I match vs India, know why

Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who last played a T20I in July 2023, returned to the side but is unlikely to feature in the three matches.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced a 19-member squad for the IND vs AFG T20I series on Saturday.

Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who last played a T20I in July 2023, returned to the side for the 3-match series, starting on January 11.

Notably, this will be Rashid’s first series since the completion of his back surgery.

While the T20I skipper has been included in the squad , he is unlikely to make an appearance in the three games.

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In a press release, ACB stated that Rashid Khan might not feature in any game as he is still recovering from the back surgery. Explosive opener, Ibrahim Zadran, who led Afghanistan to a 2-1 series win against the UAE, will continue to lead against India as well.

Afghanistan squad: Ibrahim Zadran (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ikram Alikhil (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Azmaullah Omarzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad, Naveen Ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem, Qais Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan.

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