PAK vs AFG: Najibullah Zadran Ruled Out Of ODI Series Due To Knee Injury

Updated - 22 Aug 2023, 02:39 PM

Najibullah Zadran
Najibullah Zadran (Image Credits: Twitter)

Afghanistan player Najibullah Zadran has been ruled out of the upcoming PAK vs AFG ODI series. Najibullah Zadran has been ruled out from the series due to a knee injury.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are set to lock horns in a three-match ODI series starting today. The ODI series takes place in Sri Lanka. After the opening game on August 22, the 2nd and 3rd ODI takes place on August 24 and 26 respectively.

Shahid Kamal Replaces Najibullah Zadran In ODI Series Against Pakistan

Ahead of PAK vs AFG ODI series, Afghanistan has suffered a blow as their key batter Najibullah Zadran will miss the entire series due to a knee injury. Afghanistan Cricket Board took to social media to announce the news. Shahid Kamal has replaced Najibullah Zadran in the Afghanistan squad for PAK vs AFG ODI series.

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Najibullah Zadran is a highly experienced ODI player for Afghanistan. The left-handed batsman has played 88 ODI games for Afghanistan so far. He has mustered 2013 runs at an average of 30+. He has also shattered 1 century and 15 half-centuries in ODIs.

Meanwhile, Shahid Kamal is a left-handed batsman who has played 1 Test and 1 ODI for Afghanistan so far. He scored 1 run in the ODI game he played. Since he is an all-rounder, Shahid Kamal also bowls left-arm off-spin.

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Afghanistan Squad For Pakistan ODIs

Afghanistan updated squad for Pakistan ODIs- Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ikram Alikhil, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Shahid Kamal, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand

PAK vs AFG ODI series will offer good preparation to both teams for Asia Cup 2023. Sri Lanka is the co-host of Asia Cup 2023 and will witness a lot of games including the final.

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Just after the completion of the bilateral ODI series, Afghanistan and Pakistan will participate in Asia Cup 2023. While Pakistan is part of Group A in the tournament, Afghanistan is a member of Group B.

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