Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is set to lead the side for the upcoming T20 World Cup after Rashid Khan stepped down from the role of the skipper on Thursday.
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday announced the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. However, the cricket board is yet to officially announce Nabi's appointment as captain but the 36-year-old all-rounder tweeted that he has been chosen to lead the team.
Rashid stepped down as the captain of the team, saying that his opinion was not pursued before finalising the national squad for the T20 World Cup.
The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.
Squad: Mohammad Nabi (C), Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmad.
Reserves: Afsar Zazai, Farid Ahmad Malik.