Afghanistan squad for U19 World Cup 2018 announced

The tournament is scheduled to be held in the time span of January 13- February 3, in New Zealand.

Mujeeb Zadran
Mujeeb Zadran was awarded the man of the match for his impressive figures on ODI debut. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The squad to represent Afghanistan in the upcoming U19 World Cup was announced on December 7 (Thursday). The tournament is scheduled to be held in the time span of January 13- February 3. New Zealand will be hosting the cup this time around.

The U19 World Cup has been long-known to bring the future stars of the cricketing world to the fore. Be it Unmukt Chand, Virat Kohli or Ravindra Jadeja; the U19 World Cup has thrown light upon tonnes of exiting talent in their formative years. Afghanistan would hope to do the same with the young squad that they’ve unveiled.

Afghanistan announces squad for U19 World Cup

Afghanistan created history a few months back by becoming a full-member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), along with Ireland. The Twitter account of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) released the squad for the nation in the U-19 World Cup, under the captaincy of Naveen ul Haq. The team contains a good mix of players, equipped in all departments. The youngest sensation in Afghanistan Cricket, Mujeeb Zadran has also found a place in the squad.

Here’s what the ACB tweeted:

Mujeeb Zadran finds a place in the U19 squad

16-year old Zadran has emerged as the newest sensation in the cricketing world as he became the first male cricketer born in the 21st century to take part in international Cricket. He made his debut against Ireland earlier this week at Sharjah. The first game of the three-match bilateral series between the two sides saw the youngster step on to the field and carve a niche out for himself in cricketing history. The off-break bowler impressed in his very first bowling stint as he ended the match with the figures of 4/24 to lead his team to a 138-run victory. The 2001-born cricketer had previously grabbed eyeballs with his 20-wicket haul in 2017’s U-19 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur; a tournament Afghanistan eventually won.