Facts suggest that Afghan players at the junior level, particularly U19 players, are more likely to represent their national team compared to other test nations.
A terrific bowling performance from Shafiqullah Ghafari, Fazal Haq and other bowlers was well complimented by opening pair of Ibrahim Zadran and Sediq Atal to give Afghanistan its second consecutive win against tournament hosts South Africa beating them by 5 wickets at Willomoore Park, Benoni and finish 7th in the ICC U19 World Cup 2020
ACB Chairman Farhan Yusefzai met national players today at ACB Headquarters in Kabul. Addressing the players, Mr Yusefzai said that we have a strong team that has the ability to beat any opposition. He expressed confidence that the team is well prepared for the upcoming Asia Cup and T20 World Cup this year considering their preparations and camps conducted.
Afghanistan U19 were beaten by Australia U19 by 4 wickets off the penultimate ball in a closely contested match between both teams in Potchefstroom. A 72-run partnership between Patrick Rowe and Tanveer Sangha ensured Australia U19 overcame quick breakthroughs in the middle overs by Afghan bowlers to take their team home.
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.