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CricketRashid Khan declared fit, back in Afghanistan squad for Ireland T20 series

Srinagar: Star leg spinner Rashid Khan is returning back to action with Afghanistan squad for the Ireland T20 series after being out due to injury.

Afghanistan named its squad for the T20’s vs Ireland on Wednesday with Rashid Khan also included.

Rashid has been out of action since the ICC World Cup in November last year in India and underwent back surgery.

“The plan is to represent the country in the upcoming series and the training has been underway and thankfully it went well and I hope that the following few days will also be well so that I can wear the national jersey again and continue to do well for my country,” Rashid was quoted in a VDO interview posted by Afghanistan Cricket Board on Saturday (March 9).

Rashid admitted that the last three months were tough for him.

“The last three months were difficult because I had surgery. I had been suffering from a back injury for the last seven to eight months and the doctor had asked me to have surgery even before the World Cup but I decided to play the World Cup and have surgery afterwards because it was such an important event for us but Alhamdulillah I am back on the field and feeling well now and now my focus is on returning to the field and bringing joy and success to the nation,” he said.

The first T20I of the series between Afghanistan and Ireland will be played tomorrow, meanwhile the remaining two matches are on March 17 and 18. All three matches will be played in Sharjah.

Afghanistan T20I squad
Rashid Khan (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sediq Atal, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Ishaq Rahimi (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Nangyal Kharotai, Azmat Omarzai, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wafadar Momand, Farid Malik, Naveen Ul Haq, Fazal Haq Farooqi

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