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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | We did a lot of right things, reflects Gulbadin Naib on Afghanistan’s campaign

Afghanistan all-rounder Gulbadin Naib was pleased with the team’s overall show at the T20 World Cup 2021, given the challenges right from the build-up after Taliban’s takeover of the country. Afghanistan went down to New Zealand by eight wickets in their last Super 12s match in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Afghanistan announce revised 15-member squad, Mohammad Nabi named captain

Afghanistan have announced their revised 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman. Left-Arm pacer Fareed Ahmed Malik has been promoted to the 15-member squad from reserves whereas batsmen Sharafuddin Ashraf and pacer Dawlat Zadran have been demoted to the list of travel reserves.
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newscricketa year ago

Afghanistan team should look forward to win T20 World Cup, insists Rashid Khan 

Rashid Khan has insisted that the Afghanistan cricket team should be looking forward to winning the T20 world cup as the country expects them to win the title this time. He added that the team has all the qualities required to win the title and just lack in experience against the big teams.  
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newscricket2 years 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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newscricket2 years 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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newscricket3 years 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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newscricket3 years 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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newscricket3 years 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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newscricket3 years 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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newscricket3 years 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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