Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) have announced the squad that will play against Hong Kong in the final match of the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-2017.
Afghanistan (81 points) are currently in 2nd place in the points table behind Ireland (89 points) and a win or first innings lead against Hong Kong will guarantee them the Championship heading into possible test match debut this year-end or next year.
Hong Kong are currently in 7th place in the Championship with 39 points and a win against Afghanistan will catapult them to 3rd in the points table.
Afghanistan I-Cup squad:
Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Shabir Noori, Afsar Zazai, Nasir Jamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Hasmatullah Shahidi, Zahir Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Sharafudin Ashraf & Ihsanullah Janat
Reserve players: Gulbadin Naib, Farid Malik & Samiullah Shinwari