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newscricket7 months ago

Will expose Afghanistan cricketers for underperforming in World Cup, threatens Gulbadin Naib

Former skipper Gulbadin Naib has threatened to expose the Afghanistan cricket board officials and players for allegedly underperforming during the World Cup. The cricketer added that he would publicly name and shame the government, players and management if appropriate action isn't taken.
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newscricket7 months ago

ACB change stance as Asghar Afghan replaces Rashid Khan as Afghanistan captain

An ACB top management meeting reverted their decision to appoint Rashid Khan as skipper for all three formats as former skipper Asghar Afghan has been reappointed as Afghanistan's Captain across formats. Rashid and Mohammad Nabi had publicly criticised Asghar's removal prior to the World Cup.
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newscricketa year ago

Senior players were deliberately under-performing at the World Cup, says Gulbadin Naib

Gulbadin Naib has allegedly criticized the senior players in the side for deliberately under-performing in a miserable World Cup campaign that saw Afghanistan return home with nine losses and no points from their matches. Naib was appointed captain of the side only in April this year.
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newscricketa year ago

Afghanistan Cricket Board hand one-year suspension to chief selector and team manager

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) have decided to hand one-year suspensions to chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai, and team manager, Naweed Sayem following the team’s poor show in the World Cup. The decision to suspend the duo was taken after a board meeting held at Kabul on Saturday.
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newscricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Afghanistan should be a top five side by next World Cup, states Gulbadin Naib

Gulbadin Naib has admitted that his team’s performance has been below expectations but this is not the end of the road for them and they have the potential to return to the mega event four years later as a much improved team. He also addressed concerns regarding fitness and professionalism.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Gulbadin Naib costs Afghanistan four runs after ducking to a straightforward catch

Catches win matches is a cliché often stands true and on this occasion, Gulbadin Naib not only made a mess of a catch but also ducked out of it to concede four crucial runs in the final over against West Indies. Carlos Brathwaite was the benefiter as Naib lost the ball completely in the sun.
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newscricketa year ago

Twitter trolls Rashid Khan's 'strange' reaction against West Indies at Leeds

Twitter explodes to Rashid Khan's strange reaction in the match between West Indies and Afghanistan at Leeds today. As the batsman hit the ball to long-on, Rashid Khan found a better angle to watch the ball sailing up which made cricket fans to go mad on their Twitter handles.
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newscricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Afghanistan are desperate for good pacer to support spinners, says Gulbadin Naib

Gulbadin Naib has urged Afghanistan’s talent scouts to unearth quality pace bowlers over the next few years. Naib is of the belief that his team, who have been too reliant on their young spin sensations Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, are lacking a quality pacer to trouble the top teams.
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newscricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | I do not have enough speed for this kind of surface, admits Gulabdin Naib

Gulabdin Naib has said that had Hamid Hassan played, he would not have bowled in the death overs himself which ended up costing his team a closely-contested match. He further stated that it was their game to lose but Pakistan played well under pressure and acknowledged their fighting spirit. 
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newscricketa year ago

Legends and Pundits react to Pakistan's nail-biting win against Afghanistan

As many people have said in the past, yesterday's match was Pakistan vs Pakistan. Afghanistan gave a good fight till the end, thanks to the spinners, but all the hard work was undone by Gulbadin Naib's over where Pakistan scored 18 runs which resulted in Pakistan winning the match.
Srijith Gopal