Afghanistan T20 World Cup Squad 2024

Afghanistan squad for the T20 World Cup 2024: Every T20 World Cup sparks discussions about the performance of the mighty Afghanistan team in the major world competition. Afghanistan competes in Group C alongside Uganda, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and the West Indies. Here are complete details of Afghanistan squad for the T20 World Cup 2024.

ICC T20 World Cup Afghanistan Squad Overview

Post NameICC T20 World Cup Afghanistan Squad 2024, Player List, Captain, Coach and Venue
Team NameAfghanistan 
T20 World Cup 2024 Start Date4 June to 30 June 2024
T20 World Cup 2024 Final Date29 June 2024
Total Player15
Team CaptainRashid Khan
Team Vice-CaptainNajibullah Zadran
Wicket Keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)

ICC T20 World Cup Afghanistan Player List 2024


Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be a great pick as both an opener and a wicketkeeper. He performed well in T20 matches last year, scoring 268 runs in 10 games, including one century. He was the top scorer for the team in this format.

Ibrahim Zadran could be chosen as one of Afghanistan’s opening batsmen for the T20 World Cup 2024. He showed his skill last year, scoring 212 runs in 10 games and hitting two fifties. Because of this, he’s likely to make it into the Afghanistan squad for T20 World Cup 2024.


Najibullah Zadran played 10 T20I matches last year. He scored 134 runs in 9 innings and didn’t get out in 5 of them. He had an average of 33.50 while batting.


Several excellent all-round cricketers in Afghanistan are also strong middle-order batters. Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, and Gulbadin Naib are four such players who are very likely to be selected for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Mohammad Nabi is known as a spin all-rounder, while the other three excel as seam all-rounders. Mohammad Nabi ranks second in the ICC T20I ranking. Last year, Nabi played 7 T20Is, scoring 190 runs with an average of over 63 and taking 4 wickets. Azmatullah Omarzai hit 111 runs in 6 games and grabbed 7 wickets in 10 matches as a right-arm seamer.

Across 5 games, Gulbadin Naib scored a total of 60 runs, with his highest being an unbeaten 27. He also took 6 wickets in 3 innings, with an economy rate of 7.0. Karim Janat bagged 8 wickets in 12 matches last year, averaging 15.87. He maintained an economy rate of 7+ and scored 153 runs in 10 games, including 2 fifties. Therefore, these all-rounders should be included in Afghanistan’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024.

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Rahmanullah Gurbaz is wicket keeper of Afghanistan team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.


Rashid Khan, currently leading Afghanistan in T20Is, will continue as captain in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024. He’s crucial as a spinner for the squad. Despite an injury sidelining him, he’s expected to return before the World Cup. Last year, he played 8 T20I matches, taking 8 wickets with an impressive economy rate of 5.34. Khan is also known for his ability to bat well in the lower order.

Noor Ahmed, a rising spinner from Afghanistan, is gaining attention in the T20 format. He’s playing in the current series against India. With just 7 ODIs and 3 T20Is played, he’s taken 7 and 4 wickets respectively. Ahmed brings variety to the spin bowling because he’s a left-arm spinner.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, a key spinner for Afghanistan, has been playing for the team for many years. Last year, he took 7 wickets in 7 T20I games with an economy of 6.60. He also performed well in ODIs and was included in the ODI World Cup squad. This is how the spin attack might shape up for Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup 2024.


Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqi are the top choices for pacers. Farooqi, a left-arm pacer, performed exceptionally well last year in T20Is, taking 9 wickets in 9 games with an economy rate of 5.80, making him the team’s most successful bowler.

Last year, Naveen played 7 T20Is, securing 4 wickets with an economy rate of 8.60. Both these pacers were part of the ODI World Cup 2023, delivering an outstanding performance. Another potential addition to the Afghanistan squad might be left-arm pacer Fareed Ahmad Malik. With 28 T20Is already played, Malik has claimed 35 wickets with an economy rate of 8.45. The inclusion of these pacers in the Afghanistan squad for T20 World Cup 2024 is possible.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Afghanistan Top five players

Below are the Top five players of Afghanistan for ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Rashid Khan

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Afghanistan Batsman

  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Farid Ahmad Malik
  • Fazal Haq Farooqi
  • Hazratullah Zazai

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Afghanistan Bowler

  • Naveen ul Haq
  • Qais Ahmad
  • Rashid Khan
  • Salim Safi
  • Usman Ghani

ICC ODI World Cup 2024 Afghanistan All – rounder

  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman

2024 T20 World Cup Afghanistan Team Captain

Rashid Khan has been named the captain of the Afghanistan team, with Najibullah Zadran serving as the vice-captain. This marks a significant event as it will be the first time a major ICC tournament is held in the USA, alongside matches in the Caribbean.

ICC T20 World Cup Afghanistan, Coach and Venue

The ICC has recently announced the venues for the T20 Cricket World Cup 2024, which will be co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States. The tournament is set to begin on June 2, 2024, and will run until June 29, 2024. Jonathan Trott has been confirmed as the head coach of the Afghanistan team. Trott, who has been with the team since July 2022, brings a wealth of experience and has significantly contributed to the team’s progress and development. His leadership will be crucial as Afghanistan competes in this historic tournament.

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