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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Afghanistan: Full Schedule, Squad, Key Numbers and More

Last Updated: October 02, 2023, 12:56 IST

Afghanistan are ranked 9th in ODIs right now. (AFP Photo)

Afghanistan are ranked 9th in ODIs right now. (AFP Photo)

Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, here’s a brief look at the Afghanistan cricket team.

Afghanistan are ready to launch another bid to impress on the world stage. The team has shown remarkable progress in limited-overs cricket but they are yet to dazzle at ICC Cricket World Cup having failed to win a single match last time around in 2019.

In the lead up to the world cup, they took part in Asia Cup where they failed to progress beyond the group stage after losing to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Here’s everything you need to know about their world cup campaign:-


Afghanistan Match Schedule (GMT)

Oct 07: vs Bangladesh at Dharamsala (0500)

Oct 11: vs India at New Delhi (0830)

Oct 15: vs England at New Delhi (0830)

Oct 18: vs New Zealand at Chennai (0830)

Oct 23: vs Pakistan at Chennai (0830)

Oct 30: vs Sri Lanka at Pune (0830)

Nov 03: vs Netherlands at Lucknow (0830)

Nov 07: vs Australia at Mumbai (0830)

Nov 10: vs South Africa at Ahmedabad (0830)

Afghanistan Full Squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Leading Run-scorer in Squad

Rahmat Shah: 3,269 runs; highest score 114; average 36.22; Hundreds 5; Fifties 23

Leading Wicket-taker in Squad

Rashid Khan: 172 wickets; best bowling 7-18; average 19.53

Previous World Cup Appearances

2015: Group stage

2019: Group stage

What The Captain Said

“The World Cup is a great event, and we are looking forward to it. It’s a dream for every player to play there, especially in India where we hope we can get a lot of support. There is a lot of expectation back home during big events. People back home are expecting a lot from us, they want us to win.” – Hashmatullah Shahidi

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