Tarakai included in Afghanistan’s World T20 squad

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Afghanistan will have to beat Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Nepal for a spot in the final-ten stage of the World Twenty20

Afghanistan have included uncapped batsman Najeeb Tarakai in their squad for the World Twenty20, which will take place in Bangladesh next month.

Meanwhile, Noor Ali Zadran, who was not included in the World Twenty20 squad, will represent Afghanistan in their maiden Asia Cup appearance.

All-rounder Fazal Niazai has also been drafted into Afghanistan’s Asia Cup side after a number of consistent performances for the Afghanistan A team.

Heading into their third World Twenty20, Afghanistan will have to battle Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Nepal for a spot in the final-ten stage of the tournament.

Afghanistan squad for Asia Cup: Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Karim Sadiq, Nowroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Rahmat Shah, Mirwais Ashraf, Fazal Niazai, Hamza Hotak, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Najeeb Zadran

Afghanistan squad for World T20: Mohammad Shahzad, Najeeb Tarakai, Karim Sadiq, Nowroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Hamza Hotak, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Najeeb Zadran

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