The Asian Cricket Council is all ready to conduct the Asia Cup 2023 starting from August 30 to September 17, 2023. In the history of the Asia Cup, this is the first time that two countries (Pakistan & Sri Lanka) are jointly hosting the tournament.
Afghanistan is one of the teams after Nepal that has never hosted the Asia Cup nor ever won the title. The record of the Afghanistan team in the Asia Cup is nothing impressive, they never even played Asia Cup final.
So here’s the complete schedule and Squad updates of Afghanistan for Asia Cup 2023.
Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023
|Name of the Tournament||Asia Cup 2023|
|Conducted By||Asian Cricket Council (ACC)|
|Host Country||Pakistan & Sri Lanka|
|Times hosted Asia Cup 2023||0|
|Won Asia Cup||0|
|ODI Ranking 2023||8|
|Most Runs in ODI||Mohammad Shahzad (308)|
|Most Wickets in ODI||Rashid Khan (10)|
Asia Cup 2023 Afghanistan Schedule
The Afghanistan team will play the first match of the tournament against Bangladesh on September 3, 2023, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Also, the last group stage match of Afghanistan will be played against the Asia Cup host country Sri Lanka on September 5, 2023.
|September 3, 2023||3:30 PM||Afghanistan vs Bangladesh||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 5, 2023||3:30 PM||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 6, 2023||3:30 PM||A1 Vs B2||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 9, 2023||2 PM||B1 Vs B2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 10, 2023||2 PM||A1 Vs A2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 12, 2023||2 PM||A2 Vs B1||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 14, 2023||2 PM||A1 Vs B1||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 15, 2023||2 PM||A2 Vs B2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 17, 2023||2 PM||Asia Cup 2023 Final||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
Asia Cup 2023 Afghanistan Squad
Here’s the predicted squad of Afghanistan for Asia Cup 2023:
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Suliman Safi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Fazalhaq Farooqi.Asia Cup 2023 Afghanistan Squad
Asia Cup 2023 Afghanistan Captain
Hashmatullah Shahidi will be the Captain of the Afghanistan squad for Asia Cup 2023. Shahidi made his ODI debut in 2013 against Kenya. He holds a record of being the first Afghanistan player to smash a Test double hundred.
Hashmatullah’s current ODI ranking is 57. So far, he has played 59 ODI matches and has scored 1637 runs.
Asia Cup 2023 Afghanistan Wicketkeeper
Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Afsar Zazai are two wicketkeeping options for Afghanistan for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has so far played 21 matches and has scored 779 runs. His current ODI ranking is 54.
Whereas, Afsar Zazai who is a decent player could become a substitute for Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Afghanistan’s Most Runs in Asia Cup
|Name of the Player||Matches||Runs||100s||50s|
Afghanistan’s Most Wickets in Asia Cup
|Name of the Player||Matches||Wickets||BBI|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||5||7||2/22|
Afghanistan Squad Asia Cup 2023 FAQs
A. Afghanistan has not won even a single Asia Cup to date.
A. Afghanistan has never hosted an Asia Cup to date.
A. Hashmatullah Shahidi will be the Captain of the Afghanistan squad for Asia Cup 2023.
A. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Afsar Zazai are two wicketkeeping options for Afghanistan for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023.
A. Mohammad Shahzad (308) scored the maximum runs for Afghanistan.
A. Rashid Khan (10) took maximum wickets for Afghanistan.