Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan will be forced to miss the first Test match against Zimbabwe due to a finger injury on his right arm.
Rashid had picked up the injury while playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he is featuring for the Lahore Qalandars.
“Rashid Khan is under-treatment by the relevant health officials in UAE and the final call on his inclusion in the first test will be taken after a reassessment of his injury on 28th February. The Test series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe starts on 2nd March with the first match of the series to be played till 6th March 2021,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a statement.
The first of the two Tests in Abu Dhabi will start on March 2 with the second game scheduled to begin on March 10. They will be followed by a three-match T20I series beginning on March 17.
Afghanistan Squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Nasir Jamal, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Bahir Shah Mohboob, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Yamin Ahmadzai