Rashid Khan ruled out of two ODI matches against Sri Lanka: Allegedly, credible sources suggest that the upcoming executive board meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) will convey a clear message to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). It is expected that the notification will inform the PCB that all other participating nations have overwhelmingly voted in favour of Sri Lanka as the host country for the Asia Cup 2023. Despite being initially chosen as the host, the PCB failed to garner support for its proposed plan. Consequently, the PCB is left with limited options—either accept Sri Lanka as the host or withdraw from hosting the tournament altogether.
In the event that the Pakistan Cricket Team decides not to participate, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are the four countries likely to compete in the Asia Cup 2023. However, India’s refusal to visit Pakistan and their rejection of the hybrid model proposed by the PCB may further escalate tensions, potentially leading to the PCB taking additional actions, such as considering a boycott of the ODI World Cup in India.
According to a report from the PCB, it is said that the PCB has informed ICC officials that their participation in the World Cup will depend on receiving government clearance.
To address the situation, Greg Barclay, the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), along with Geoff Allardice, the CEO, travelled to Lahore to engage in discussions with the PCB regarding their participation in the ODI World Cup. Details of the topics discussed in the meeting are anticipated to be made public later, either on Thursday or Friday, when the PCB issues an official media release.
Please note that the information provided is based on the given reports and may be subject to change as more updates become available.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board has officially stated that Rashid Khan, one of their star players, will not be available for the first two One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Sri Lanka. However, he is expected to participate in the last and third ODI of the series.
Both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have already revealed their squads for the upcoming three-match ODI series, scheduled to commence on June 2nd and conclude on June 7th at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.
It is worth noting that Afghanistan has already secured qualification for the ICC ODI World Cup by finishing in the 7th position on the Super League points table. Conversely, Sri Lanka did not secure direct qualification for the World Cup, as they finished in the 10th spot on the Super League points table.
Please note that the information provided is based on the given details and may be subject to change as the series progresses.
Rashid Khan will miss the first two ODI matches against Sri Lanka:
Afghanistan’s prominent cricketer, Rashid Khan, will be absent from the team’s starting lineup for the first two matches of the ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a lower back injury. Rashid had been actively involved in Franchise Cricket in India for the past two months.
Rashid Khan showcased remarkable performances in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, where he claimed an impressive 27 wickets in 17 matches, making him the second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. His exceptional contributions played a significant role in guiding his team, the Gujarat Titans, to the IPL 2023 Finals. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, the Titans fell short in the finals against the Chennai Super Kings.
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Sri Lanka to play ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier:
The Sri Lankan cricket board has recently unveiled the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Afghanistan, with Dimuth Karunaratne appointed as the team’s captain. Notably, Dushmantha Chameera and Sadeera Samarwickrama have made a comeback to the Sri Lankan ODI squad.
After failing to secure direct qualification for the ICC World Cup through the super league, Sri Lanka will now participate in the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier. This tournament is scheduled to commence on June 18th in Zimbabwe and will feature teams such as West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
Please bear in mind that the information provided is based on the given details and may be subject to change as the events unfold.
SL vs AFG ODI 2023 Afghanistan Squad:
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mujib ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhail, Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Abdul Rahman, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi.
SL vs AFG ODI 2023 Sri Lanka Squad:
Dasun Shanaka(C), Kusal Mendis(WK), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushan Hemantha, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana.