Zahir Khan and Sayed Shirzad called for Afghanistan test squad against Ireland for the only test in Dehradun. This left-hander spinner and pacer make the squad more strong.
Zahir Khan, the 20 years old spinner
Despite, Zahir Khan, the 20 years old spinner is called for the test but this left-hander got his international debut through the Ireland series as well. This rising star represented his flag firstly, in the intercontinental cup in 2015 that brought him 7 wickets for the cost of 69 runs on the debut match against Papua New Guinea. The Afghan had the position on the under 19 world cup and contributed to reaching in Semi-Final.
Zahir Khan has a wonderful statistic in the first class cricket. He picked 34 wickets from only 7 matches with 13.14 average. Though Zahir Khan played for Lancashire in England a massive injury prevents him from the IPL in Rajasthan Royals jersey. Hope this lefty will flash against Ireland in the only test of the series.
Sayed Shirzad left-arm pacer
Accordingly, Sayed Shirzad, left arm pacer has another wonderful profile in the first class cricket. His 49 wickets came from only 15 matches with 25.38 average. According to the shortage of a left-hander pacer in Afghanistan squad, can be fill-up by his entrance in the squad. Hope this left-hander will flash through the only test n Dehradun.
Dawlat Ahmadzi, the chief selector of Afghanistan
Dawlat Ahmadzi, the chief selector of Afghanistan, is happy to get this two left-hander in the test squad, “Both Zahir Khan and Sayed Shirzad have very good bowling records in first-class cricket and have played in the ICC Intercontinental Cup for Afghanistan. We were awaiting Zahir’s fitness report when announcing the initial 14-member Test squad and now that he is fully fit, we have decided to add him to the squad. Sayed Shirzad is added as an additional pacer in the squad to have another bowling option if needed.”
The declared test squad
Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janet, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Alikhail, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Wafadar Momand, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sharafudin Ashraf, Waqar Salamkhail, Zahir Khan, Sayed Shirzad
Therefore, Zahir Khan and Sayed Shirzad called for Afghanistan test squad against Ireland. Hope this spinner and the pacer will flash on their own position in the only test against Ireland in Dehradun test starting from the 15thn March.