Hazrat Zazai added to Afghanistan T20I squad

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Opening batsman Hazrat Zazai has been added to the Afghanistan squad for three T20Is against Bangladesh in India after impressing against the Tigers in a warm up match.

Afghanistan A comprehensively outplayed Bangladesh in the warm-up fixture scoring an eight wicket victory powered by a half century from Zazai.

Shakib-al-Hasan’s team elected to bat first but posted just 145 in their 20 overs and saw the score hauled in by the newest Test nation’s second string.

Afghanistan’s selectors have rewarded the unbeaten 69 from the opener with a place in the squad to face the same opponents in full Twenty20 Internationals.

The series gets underway on Sunday with all the three matches to be played at the newly constructed Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun.

Afghanistan are ranked eighth in the World in T20I cricket with Bangladesh two places behind them in tenth.

Afghanistan Squad for the T20I series vs Bangladesh:
Asghar Stanikzai (C), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Tarakai, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Darwish Rasooli, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hazrat Zazai

Schedule:

1st T20I – Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, June 3 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand | 8pm IST (2:30pm GMT)

2nd T20I – Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, June 5 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand | 8pm IST (2:30pm GMT)

3rd T20I – Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, June 7 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand | 8pm IST (2:30pm GMT)

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