Hashmatullah Shahidi, the captain of Afghanistan’s cricket team, stated that his team still has enough bowlers in the side who are capable of winning the game for their side, despite the fact that top spinner Rashid Khan would not be participating in the forthcoming one-off test match against Bangladesh.
Due to a back injury that the leg spinner Rashid sustained during the most recent one-day international series against Sri Lanka, he was unable to participate in the sole test match that was played against the Tigers.
Since everyone is aware that Rashid Khan is our primary bowler, it is clear that this will be a difficult task. ‘We still have enough bowling options in our side, and hopefully they will play well,’ Shahidi said to the media at the press conference that took place in Mirpur on Monday. He has performed well for us in previous tests in the past.
When they played Bangladesh at Chattogram in 2019, Rashid, who was only 24 years old at the time, took eleven wickets, including a five-wicket haul in, and was a crucial part of their team’s 224-run victory against Bangladesh.
It is anticipated that left-arm spinner Amir Hamza, left-handed wrist spinner Zahir Khan, and the 19-year-old leg spinner Izharulhaq Naveed would all play for the visitors in the forthcoming test match against the Tigers.
However, the hosts are getting ready to take advantage of the green pitch in Mirpur to defeat the visitors, and Shahidi has stated that his team is ready to take on the task.
“We were able to have a look at the wicket today, and it had grass in it. In addition to the spinners, we also have some very capable pacers. “We are going to play to our strengths, and we are going into this prepared for anything,” he stated.
The 28-year-olds are also drawing motivation from their victory in a test match against the Tigers four years ago, and they are positive that they will perform to the best of their abilities in the forthcoming test match, which will begin on June 14 in Mirpur.