Australia v Afghanistan - ICC Men's T20 World Cup
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 04: Rashid Khan of Afghanistan during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Australia and Afghanistan at Adelaide Oval on November 04, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/Getty Images)
Australia v Afghanistan - ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Afghanistan has announced their squad to take on Pakistan in a three-match series against Pakistan in Twenty20 matches.

Star Twenty20 spinner Rashid Khan will lead the side, whilst veteran Mohammad Nabi has been recalled.

Nabi has been recalled to the squad after stepping down as captain after the T20 World Cup in Australia.

He will take the place of Rahmat Shah and Hazratullah Zazai who have both been dropped from the Afghanistan set-up.

The 37-year-old has played over 100 T20I in the Afghanistan uniform and has had stints in the Indian Premier League, Big Bash League, Bangladesh Premier League and The Hundred.

The allrounder will bring efficiency to the squad as a strong middle-order batter who can deliver effective overs with the ball.

"We look forward to an exciting competition between two great teams. Both nations have passionate fans who support their teams with enthusiasm and pride," Afghanistan Chief Executive Office Naseeb Khan said.

"As neighbours, we have a special bond and we hope to showcase not only our cricketing skills but also the spirit of friendship and sportsmanship."

Afghanistan Squad: Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Sediqullah Atal, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen Ul Haq.

Reserve players: Nangyal Kharoti, Zahir Khan and Nijat Masoud.