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Afghanistan, Scotland Name World Cup Squads

Afghanistan v Scotland
Afghanistan and Scotland meet in Dunedin on 25th February
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Afghanistan and Scotland, who will meet in Pool A of the Cricket World Cup 2015, have named their preliminary squads for the tournament.

Scotland have named a 24-man squad with Afghanistan opting for a 30-man squad and both will have to name a final 15-man squad by 7th January.

This will be Afghanistan's first experience of a 50-over World Cup while Scotland are making a return to the tournament having played in 1999 and 2007.

The Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) took to Twitter yesterday to dispel rumours that captain Mohammad Nabi had been dropped and unsurprisingly, he is part of their squad.

Scotland announced last week that Preston Mommsen would lead their World Cup campaign with Kyle Coetzer installed as vice-captain.

The two sides meet in Dunedin on 25th February.

Afghanistan preliminary World Cup squad: Afsar Zazai, Aftab Alam, Asghar Stanikzai, Dawlat Zadran, Farid Malik, Fazal Naizi, Gulbodin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Hamza Hotak, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Izatullah, Javed Ahmadi, Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammad Mujtaba, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Najib Tarakai, Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Nawroz Mangal, Noor Ali, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Shabir Noori, Shafiqullah, Shapoor Zadran, Sharifuddin Ashraf, Usman Ghani, Yamin Ahmadzai

Scotland preliminary World Cup squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Kyle Coetzer (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Frederick Coleman, Matthew Cross, Joshua Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Moneeb Iqbal, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, David Murphy, Safyaan Sharif, Ruaidhri Smith, Robert Taylor, Andrew Umeed, Craig Wallace, Iain Wardlaw, Mark Watt

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