Former England Coach and Zimbabwean legend, Andy Flower was all praise for Afghan cricketers whose quality and caliber was on display in their thumping win against South Africa U19 in the opening match of ICC U19 World Cup in Potchefstroom.
A brilliant performance by Shafiqullah Ghafari with the ball and half-centuries from Ibrahim Zadran and Imran Mir ensured Afghanistan U19 started their campaign at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 with a dominant performance against tournament hosts South Africa beating the Proteas by 7 wickets in the tournament opener.
A brilliant performance by Evin Lewis with the bat and Kesrick Williams with the ball aided by an all-round performance from their skipper Kieron Pollard helped West Indies carry their winning form to the T20I series as well beating Afghanistan by 30 runs in the first match of Azizi Bank T20I Cup at Ekana Stadium, Lucknow.
Following the success of the Test performance in Bangladesh, the selection committee announces a 17-member squad to play in the warm up fixture against the WIndies, after which the final 15 member squad will be finalised for the Test Match. The committee also announced Afghanistan’s squad for the upcoming ACC Emerging Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
A terrific captain’s performance from Rashid Khan and a combination of Asghar Afghan’s experience and brilliant performances from Ibrahim Zadran, Afsar Zazai ,Zahir Khan and Rahmat Shah ensured Afghanistan overcame rain delays to clinch a historic Test victory against hosts Bangladesh at Chattogram.