Gulbadin Naib-led Afghanistan play their second 50-over World Cup. Afghanistan bowling looks formidable with Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi in the side. Their batting depends on Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, and explosive opener Hashmatullah Shahidi. Most of Afghanistan players are
playing their first World Cup. Naib replaced Asghar Afghan as captain of Afghanistan before World Cup 2019.