Afghanistan Tour of the Netherlands 2022 - All you need to know - Squads, Fixtures and More
Afghanistan cricket team will lock horns with the Netherlands cricket side in a 3 match ODI series starting from 21st January with the final ODI slated to be played on 25th January.
All the matches will be played at Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha. Both teams will be eyeing a direct qualification for the 2023 World Cup tournament. The Afghanistan squad will be led by Hashmatullah Shahidi. The likes of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will play in the series but Mohammad Nabi has opted out of it.
Recent Form Afghanistan:
Afghanistan performed superbly in the World T20 held last year in the UAE. They failed to qualify for the Semi-Finals but gave a genuine scare to the top teams around the world with their performances.
Afghanistan’s recent form in the ODI format is formidable. They beat the Ireland side by 3-0 margin back in January 2021. Rashid Khan performed to his potential during the series and returned with figures of 4 for 29 in the 3rd match.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz is in superb touch currently and he will be handy with the bat for Afghanistan against Netherlands in the coming ODI’s.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman will play a key role with the ball in hand for Afghanistan.
Recent Form Netherlands:
Netherlands’ journey in the World T20 event stopped in the league stages when Namibia beat them by 6 wickets.
The recent ODI form of Netherlands side is impressive though. They beat the Irish side by 2-1 in June last year. Against Scotland, Netherlands managed to tie the series at 1-1.
With the bat, Max O’Dowd will play a key role in the upcoming ODI series against Afghanistan.
With the ball, Fred Klaassen is expected to shine bright in Doha
- 21st January, 2022- First ODI, Afghanistan vs Netherlands at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha.
- 23rd January, 2022- Second ODI, Afghanistan vs Netherlands at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha.
- 25th January, 2022- Third ODI, Afghanistan vs Netherlands at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha.
Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gulbadin Naib, Ikram Alikhail, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Qais Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Shahidullah Kamal, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Usman Ghani, Yamin Ahmadzai
Pieter Seelaar (Captain), Colin Ackermann, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Boris Gorlee, Clayton Floyd, Saqib Zulfiqar, Asad Zulfiqar, Bas de Leede, Vivian Kingma, Aryan Dutt, Phillipe Boissevain
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