featurecricket2 months ago

Not qualifying for T20 World Cup is a tough pill to swallow, says Ryan Burl

Zimbabwean cricketer Ryan Burl has revealed that the country’s suspension from the ICC has been a tough pill to swallow for the players, mainly due to the fact that they missed out on qualification for the 2020 T20 World Cup. He also heaped praise on the “inspirational” Hamilton Masakadza.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

T20I tri-series | We trained with the sole focus of remaining unbeaten on the tour, says Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman said that his team went through some intense training sessions with the sole motive of remaining unbeaten throughout the ongoing tri-series in Bangladesh without dropping a point. Afghanistan’s win over hosts Bangladesh yesterday made it 12 successive wins in T20Is for them.
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newscricket2 months ago

BAN vs AFG | Quit Test cricket to give more opportunity to youngsters, reveals Mohammad Nabi

Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has revealed that he quit Test cricket in order to help the team build the core in the longest format with young cricketers. Nabi further added that the experience of both himself and Rashid Khan in Bangladesh conditions helped his team triumph over the hosts.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts as Afghanistan beat Bangladesh to give Mohammed Nabi fitting Test farewell

Afghanistan has taken a giant stride in cricket by registering their first-ever Test win outside of India as gave a fitting farewell to their legend, Mohammed Nabi. Cricket fans on Twitter went berserk after witnessing Rashid Khan's masterclass and reacted on Afghanistan's historic Test series win.
Soumil Khare
newscricket2 months ago

BAN v AFG | Mohammad Nabi to retire from Tests after Bangladesh match, confirms team manager

Afghanistan’s team manager Nazim Jar Abdurrahimzai has confirmed that all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is set to retire from Test cricket after the ongoing one-off Test match against Bangladesh. The 34-year-old’s decision to retire comes while featuring in only the third Test match of his career.
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newscricket2 months ago

BAN v AFG | I was dreaming of becoming the first centurion for Afghanistan, admits Rahmat Shah

Afghanistan’s first-ever centurion in Test cricket, Rahmat Shah admitted that he had always been dreaming about the feat, especially after he came close against Ireland in their previous Test. Rahmat’s 102 and Ashgar Afghan’s 92 saw the visitors through to 271 for five at stumps on Day one.
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newscricket2 months ago

BAN v AFG | The more Test cricket we play, the better we will be, says Rashid Khan

Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan has said that his Test-inexperienced side would improve with each match in red-ball cricket. Rashid is hoping his team can take confidence from their maiden Test win against Ireland as they take on Bangladesh in the lone Test match at Chittagong on Thursday.
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newscricket3 months ago

BAN v AFG | Nobody plays to lose, would be great to start with a win, says Russell Domingo

Bangladesh’s new head coach Russell Domingo hopes his team can start his tenure off with a win in the lone Test against Afghanistan starting at Chittagong on Thursday. However, Domingo has warned his players against complacency as he reckons the Afghan players may spring some surprises.
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newscricket4 months 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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newscricket4 months 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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