Afghanistan’s Cricket Board (ACB) has announced the lineup for their One-Day International (ODI) squad on Friday for the three-match series against West Indies.
In addition to the suspended duo of Mohammad Shahzad and Aftab Alam, there was no place for the fast-bowling duo of Dawlat Zadran and Hamid Hassan, and Hashmatullah Shahidi, Noor Ali Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari.
These players have been replaced by Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ibrahim Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai and Naveen-ul-Haq.
This overhaul is the latest in a series of changes since the World Cup, which started with the replacement of Gulbadin Naib by Rashid Khan, with Khan taking over as captain for all three formats.
The T20I squad had five changes.
As with the ODI team, Dawlat was left out, but Ibrahim, Ahmadzai and Ahmadi made the cut.
Others cut were batsmen Fazal Niazai, Najeeb Tarakai and Shafiqullah, and the uncapped 20-year-old leg-spinner Shahidullah, who was part of the T20I squad for the Bangladesh series but did not play in a game.
Left-arm pacer Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, who joined the World Cup squad midway through the tournament as a replacement for Alam and played one match against West Indies in Leeds, was picked.
Afghanistan’s series against West Indies will kick off with a three-match T20I series, with the first game taking place on November 5.
The series will be followed by three ODIs, before the tour concludes with a one-off Test. All the matches will take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun in India.