Afghanistan vs New Zealand Group 2 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup November 7 Abu Dhabi Match Report 2021

Najibullah Zadran’s swashbuckling 73 went in vain as Afghanistan went down to New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Continue reading “Afghanistan vs New Zealand Group 2 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup November 7 Abu Dhabi Match Report 2021”

India vs Afghanistan Group 1 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup November 3 Abu Dhabi Match Report 2021

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scored respective half centuries as India registered their first win by defeating Afghanistan by 66 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Continue reading “India vs Afghanistan Group 1 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup November 3 Abu Dhabi Match Report 2021”

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Group 2 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup October 29 Dubai Match Report 2021

Asif Ali scored a quickfire unbeaten 25 off 7 balls as Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets at Dubai International stadium on Friday. Continue reading “Afghanistan vs Pakistan Group 2 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup October 29 Dubai Match Report 2021”

Afghanistan vs Scotland Group 2 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup October 25 Sharjah Match Report 2021

Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed figures of 5/20 as Afghanistan mauled Scotland by 130 runs in Sharjah on Monday.

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Afghanistan Squad T20 World Cup 2021 | 15 Man Afghanistan Roster T20 WC 2020 UAE

Afghanistan have announced the revised 15 member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Oman and UAE from October 18 to November 14.

The team will be captained by Mohammad Nabi.The likes of Sharafuddin Ashraf Dawlat Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari and 21 year old Fazalhaq Farooqi have been named in reserved.

Shapoor Zadran and Qais Ahmed have been omitted from the squad. The team will be coached by Lance Klusener and former Zimbabwe left hander Andy Flower will be the consultant.

Afghanistan are placed in Group 2 alongside Pakistan, India, New Zealand and a qualifier from round one.

Afghanistan updated World Cup squad

Mohammad Nabi (capt), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Fareed Ahmad and Naveen Ul Haq

Reserve players: Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Five Talking Points from England vs Afghanistan & Australia vs Sri Lanka- World Cup Warm-ups 2019

After a disappointing rain-hit day yesterday, fans thankfully had a full set of warm-up games to watch today- the fourth and the penultimate set of these fixtures. We witnessed hosts England taking on Afghanistan at the Oval in London and five time World Champions Australia squaring off against Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl. Co-incidentally, both matches were fairly one sided with England and Australia helping themselves to comfortable victories, and the hosts and the defending champions both appear to be hitting their straps at the right time going into this quadrennial show piece. Here are our five talking points from today’s action.

Afghanistan’s pace attack needs to step up.

Three days ago, Afghanistan stunned Pakistan. Today, they were were blown away by a dominant England side. Put in to bat first, the Afghanistan batsmen never quite got going. Jofra Archer and Joe Root picked up three each as Afghanistan failed to stitch a partnership of any real significance and lost wickets at regular intervals. A couple of terrible run-outs didn’t help matters either as the visitors failed to bat out their full quota of overs, and they were eventually dismissed for just 160.

More telling was the fact that the 9th and 10th wicket stands were the highest of the innings for Afghanistan.

Phil Simmons’ men required quick wickets at the top to give themselves a chance. However, England’s openers put up a 77 run stand in just 7.2 overs to end any slim hopes Afghanistan may have entertained of making this a contest. Their pacers cumulatively went for over 10 an over, and England finished off the chase in a little over 100 deliveries. While they may have world-class spinners in Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, cricket is a team sport, and Afghanistan’s pacers must step up if they are to go far in this tournament. Continue reading “Five Talking Points from England vs Afghanistan & Australia vs Sri Lanka- World Cup Warm-ups 2019”