Afghan trio head to the UAE to face Eire
Rashid Khan will play his final match of the BBL season towards the Melbourne Stars on Monday evening as he, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman head to the UAE for Afghanistan’s ODI collection towards Eire.
Whereas the legspinner is obtainable for Monday’s conflict the Strikers will likely be with out Peter Siddle after scans revealed he had suffered a fracture in his left thumb whereas making an attempt to subject a powerfully struck ball from Jake Fraser-McGurk within the loss to the Melbourne Renegades.
The ODI collection between Afghanistan and Eire was initially scheduled to start on January 18 within the UAE however the first ODI has been pushed again to January 21 after negotiations between the 2 boards. The collection was nearly moved to Oman.
Nabi, who was participant of the match for his phenomenal 71 not out against the Strikers on Friday evening, has already departed for the UAE and will not play within the Renegades subsequent match towards the Brisbane Warmth in Melbourne on January 14.
However Mujeeb is anticipated to play in that fixture for the Warmth earlier than heading to the UAE. He will even play towards the Sydney Sixers on Sunday evening.
Siddle’s fracture is minor and on his non-bowling thumb so there’s a likelihood he might play within the Strikers return conflict towards the Melbourne Stars on the MCG on January 15.
Alex Malcolm is a contract author primarily based in Melbourne
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