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Saturday May 25, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team in the first match of warm-up of ICC 2019 World Cup Competition has defeated Pakistan national cricket team last night.
Chasing a modest 263 for victory, Afghanistan's opening batsmen Mohammad Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai got them off to a blistering start before Shahidi took charge to help them cross the finish line in the final over.
From that point on, the asking rate was always in control, with Hashmatullah´s 102-ball innings aided by Nabi´s quickfire 34 as Afghanistan sealed the win with two balls left.

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team has defeated Ireland national cricket team by 126 runs in 2nd One Day International (ODI) in Belfast to level the series.
Ireland won the toss and elected to field first.
According to BNA report, Afghanistan posted 305/7 in 50 overs on board as opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad scored his sixth century in ODIs. Shahzad was well supported by middle order batsmen Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi who scored 62 and 47 runs respectively. Shah also became the fourth Afghan player to cross the 2000-run mark in ODI Cricket. Hard-hitting batsman Najibullah Zadran also scored a brilliant knock of 60 runs off just 32 balls to propel his team over 300.
In response, Afghan skipper Gulbadin Naib's six wickets derailed the Irish innings as the hosts were all out for 179 runs in 41.2 overs and conceded the match by a huge margin of 126 runs to Afghanistan.
Opening batsman Paul Stirling was the pick of Irish batsman adding to his impressive record against Afghanistan by scoring a half-century while other batsmen could not manage more.
Team Afghanistan will travel to England tomorrow to formally start their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign.

Sunday May 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team succeeded to beat Scotland national cricket team in second One Day International (ODI) matches by two runs.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board told BNA correspondent, Scotland players started the match and chosen a target of 326 runs in 50 overs, then Afghanistan cricket team were 269/3 in 44.5 overs and the match have stopped due to heavy rains.
It is mentionable that the first match of the tournament was canceled due to rain.

Friday May 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The 2019 ICC World Cup is scheduled to begin from May 30 in England and Wales and all the teams have nearly finalized their squads for the mega event. Also, the preparations are being done for the visual side of the tournament, given that new design jerseys are being launched by teams and Afghanistan have joined the list now by unveiling their kits. Afghanistan has decided to go with the blue color theme for their jersey and have actually unveiled two designs for the matching kit and one training kit as well. The main kit is similar to what the players have been wearing so far in their ODI matches.
With black and white pattern on the shoulder, representing the colors of their national flag. The training kit is teal in color with black colored trouser pants. Alternate jersey has a lot redder to it on the sides, while blue maintains its presence in the center.
Indian company to sponsor Afghanistan for the World Cup
Indian Dairy giants Amul has been announced as the sponsors of Afghanistan team for the ICC World Cup 2019. The logo of brand Amul will appear on the leading arm of the Afghanistan team playing jerseys as well as on the training kits throughout the showpiece event.
“We are excited about being associated with Afghanistan Cricket for the first time and Amul is hopeful that this team, rated as the fastest growing team in international cricket, will deliver outstanding performance in the World Cup,” GCMMF Managing Director RS Sodhi said according to Khaleej Times.
Afghanistan recently shocked the cricketing world by dumping their regular captain Asghar Afghan and naming Gulbadin Naib as the ODI captain, who will lead the team in World Cup as well. Rahmat Shah was named the Test captain and Rashid Khan named the T20I captain. Chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai also backed Naib to do well in Afghanistan’s first World Cup as full ICC member.
Afghanistan is scheduled to play two warm-up matches against Pakistan and England on May 24 and 27 respectively before starting their World Cup campaign against Australia on June 1.

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