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Friday January 12, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team in its first match to face with Pakistan under-19 national cricket team in World Cup 2018 tomorrow.
According to BNA report, based on previous schedule the match to be held on Saturday 13 January 2018 at 2:00 PM in New Zealand.
After the match, Afghanistan u-19 national cricket team to play with Sri Lanka and Ireland u-19 national cricket teams.
U-19 World Cup 2018 will be held between 16 u-19 cricket teams in New Zealand.

Thursday January 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The graph of Afghanistan cricketers has risen sharply recently on the international platform and as a team too they have surprised everyone with the transformation. Now under-19 cricketer Baheer Shah has come into the limelight for his exceptional batting average, which is even more than the legendary Sir Don Bradman. Surprisingly, he has the highest batting average in the world for players with more than 1,000 first-class runs. Baheer has played seven first-class games so far (12 innings) for Speen Ghar Region in which he has already scored 1,096 runs with an average of 121.77 -- the highest in the world.
In his debut first-class game, Baheer played a superb innings of unbeaten 256 against Amo Region at Amanullah, which is the second-best by any batsman on debut.
He has already scored a triple hundred in the format and became the second youngest to do so after former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad. The record is of 260 by Mumbai's Amol Muzumdar.
"That was an unforgettable moment for me. I stayed at the wicket for two days, staying very comfortable. I worked on my fitness before the tournament and the coaches taught me how to bat well. For everyone whenever they get the best score in their life it's a very enjoyable, exciting moment," Baheer was quoted as saying by icc-cricket.com.
"It's difficult to get the opportunity to play for our domestic sides, so I'm very thankful for my family and for my friends and my head coach for their support. I only thought I would try my best for my side, so to get 1,000 runs was amazing," he added.
Currently, he is part the Afghanistan team for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand from January 13.
"I've started very well in the warm-up matches in Napier. They were good sides with first class players, but we played four matches and won all four. It's a very good chance for every youngster to promote his career so I'm trying very hard to have a good performance at this World Cup," said Baheer.
"I like to play in different and challenging situations. There are a lot of changeable situations, but I only want to stay at the wicket and take the pressure on myself and away from my partners. My favourite player is Hashim Amla because he is very calm and plays very well in difficult situations. I just want to keep calm and go forwards."

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team went to United Arabic Emirate to play warm-up matches with UAE national cricket team.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) told BNA correspondent, Afghanistan national cricket beside training camp to play three matches with UAE national cricket team as warm-up matches.
After training camp and warm-up matches, Afghanistan national cricket team to face with Zimbabwe national cricket team in two 20 overs matches and five ODI matches in UAE stadium by hosting Afghanistan, Hotak added.
It is supposed that the matches between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe to be held in 5-19 February 2018 in UAE.

Monday January 8, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team in first warm-up match had defeated Bangladesh under-19 national cricket team on Monday in New Zealand.
According to BNA report, Afghanistan cricket team started the match and by losing 8 wickets set 206 runs in 48 overs for Bangladesh cricket team.
In the match Afghan batmen’s Azmatullah scored 81 runs, Ibrahim Zadran hit 32 runs, Bahar Shah made 44 runs, while Mujeeb Zadran keep count 15.
But, Bangladesh cricket team by losing all their wickets in 42 overs couldn’t reach to the chosen target and accepted his failure.
Afghan bowlers’ Naven-ul-Haq take out 4 wickets, Qais Ahmad 3 wickets, Zaher Khan one wicket and Wafadar also one wicket.
It is supposed that Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team to face with Pakistan, Sari Lanka and Ireland under-19 national cricket teams in U-19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand.

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