Star spinner Rashid Khan will skipper Afghanistan in the irregular Test against Bangladesh other than the T20 tri-arrangement additionally including Zimbabwe, the nation’s cricket board reported on Tuesday.
Rashid Khan was named Afghanistan captain following the group’s winless crusade at the World Cup a month ago. Gulbadin Naib had captained the group in the World Cup.
Boss selector Andy Moles, who was joined by individual from choice advisory group Mujahid Zadran, declared both the squads at the Aghanistan Cricket Board central station here.
The Test squad will leave to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday for a preparation camp before making a trip to Bangladesh on August 30 to play the erratic match against the hosts from September 5-9.
In the triangular arrangement, Afghanistan are booked to play their first match on September 14 against Zimbabwe, second against Bangladesh on September 15, third against Zimbabwe on September 20 and fourth against Bangladesh on September 21. The last will be hung on September 24.
The 15-part squad for the main Test against Bangladesh:
Rashid Khan (C), Ihsanullah Janat, Javid Ahmadi, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Qais Ahmad, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Afsar Zazai and Shapoor Zadran.
The squad for the Afghanistan-Bangladesh-Zimbabwe T20I Triangular Series:
Rashid Khan (C), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Najib Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazal Niazai, Dawlat Zadran and Naveen ul Haq.