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Mohammad Shahzad returns to Afghanistan ODI and T20I squads to face Zimbabwe

Mohammad Shahzad joins the Afghanistan squad after serving one-year ban
Mohammad Shahzad joins the Afghanistan squad after serving one-year ban
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Afghanistan have recalled wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad for the upcoming One-Day International and Twenty20 International series to be played in United Arab Emirates.

The news follows after Shahzad's one-year ban for a violation of ICC's anti-doping rule is set to be completed this month.

Left-arm-spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf, who last played for Afghanistan in July 2015 has been recalled in both the squads and has 12 wickets combined from nine games spread across both the formats previously.

Experienced fast bowler Hamid Hassan has also been given a lifeline in the T20I squad along with Aftab Alam.

The two teams will compete in two T20Is and five ODIs between 5th and 9th February with Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium hosting all the games.

Afghanistan ODI squad: Asghar Stanikzai(captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah,Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran and Shapoor Zadran

Afghanistan T20I squad: Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Karim Sadiq, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Samiullah Shinwari, Aftab Alam, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Hamid Hassan and Shapoor Zadran

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