Dhaka — Afghanistan national cricket team arrived in Chattogram on August 30. Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan team landed in Shah Amanat International Airport at 12:45pm here and flew to Chattogram.
In this tour, Afghanistan will play a Test against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city Chattogram. After that, they will take part in a tri-series T20 which also involves Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
The solitary Test will commence from September 5. Before that, the Afghans will take part in a two-day practice game at MA Aziz Stadium on September 1 and 2 against BCB XI.
Before this, Afghanistan played only two Tests. They lost their inaugural Test against India. After that, they registered their first Test win over Ireland.
Afghanistan included leg-spinner Qais Ahmed in their Test team. Qais, the 19-year-old spinner, recently toured Bangladesh for Afghanistan A did well.
Afghanistan Test squad: Rashid Khan (C), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ihsanullah Janat, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Ali Khil, Zahir Khan, Javed Ahmadi, Sayed Shirzad, Yameen Ahmadzai, Afsar Zazai, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmad.UNB