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Tuesday September 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team knocked five-time champions Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup with a 91-run win at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Batting first, Afghanistan made 249 on a slow pitch and their spinners did the rest to bowl out Sri Lanka for 158 in 41.2 overs. A measured half-century from Rahmat Shah helped Afghanistan to a competitive 249, and chasing 250, Sri Lanka never looked settled against Afghanistan’s spinners as they played poor shots and ran poorly between the wickets to be bowled out for 158 in 41.2 overs.
Mujeeb ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid and Mohammad Nabi picked up two wickets apiece for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan lauded his players. He said: “Every batsman executed his plans. We spoke of partnerships especially. Credit to our fielders, they did well. When you want to play cricket for winning, you play positively. Our spinners, batsmen and bowlers did well. I would like to say thanks to the crowd for their support.”
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday September 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team will face Sri Lank national cricket team in the third match of the ongoing Asia Cup today.
As Sri Lanka faced an ignominious defeat of 137 runs in the opener of the tournament against Bangladesh on Saturday, it would be a do or die situation for them. Thus, the Island nation will like to tick the right boxes to stay alive in the competition.
On the other hand, Afghanistan has grown in confidence in the last five years. The Afghan team has shown an upward swing in their improvement graph.
Afghan skipper Asghar Afghan has made it clear that his team is not here just to participate, but are looking to put up a solid performance in the tournament.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday September 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Asia Cup 2018: For the Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan has announced a solid final 16-man squad and has made a couple of tweaks in the team. Sayed Sherzad, Munir Ahmad and Wafadar, who are yet to play a competitive match, have been included in the squad.
They may not be the giant slayers like Bangladesh or an explosive side like Pakistan, but they certainly have the element of surprise with them and they can upset the odds on any given day. Afghanistan cricket team is all geared up to take the cricketing community by storm in the Asia Cup 2018, which will start from September 15 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Afghanistan just sits on the brink of being revoked the Test status from them, however, they continue to sideline their spot in the ICC team rankings and secure victory one after another.
After a fantastic run of games in ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Afghanistan played a 3-match T20I series against Bangladesh and destroyed the Tigers by sweeping the series 3-0.
Also Read: Asia Cup 2018: History and records narrate the story of coveted cup
Barring their horrendous collapse in a one-off Test match with India, Afghanistan has been in sensational form since the turn of the year especially in the shorter formats of the game.
The Asian side once again showed its prowess in T20Is when it travelled to play T20 series with Ireland. Afghanistan won the series 2-1.
For the Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan has announced a solid final 16-man squad and has made a couple of tweaks in the team. Sayed Sherzad, Munir Ahmad and Wafadar, who are yet to play a competitive match, have been included in the squad.
Sherzad and Wafadar are fast bowlers who have been inducted in the squad to complement the world-class spinners that Afghanistan has in Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman. While Munir Ahmad is a budding batsman.
Here’s the final 16-man squad of Afghanistan for the Asia Cup 2018:
Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Wafadar
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Thursday September 6, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team to play with Nepal, India and United Arab Emirates U-19 national cricket teams in U-19 Asia Cup Competitions.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board told BNA reporter, the competitions to be held at 28 September in Bangladesh and Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team to face with Nepal, India and UEA U-19 national cricket teams.
Before the competitions, Afghanistan U-19 cricket players will be attended in practice tournaments in Lakno city.
M.A.Ansari