Karachi: Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan believes that Afghanistan the talent in all departments to win the World Cup in the shortest format of the game.
The 21-year-old Rashid Khan feels the confidence needed to pull off the dream of winning the World Cup will come with more games played against the top international teams.
“The biggest dream of the whole country was to be called a Full Member team and to play a Test game. That was something which we were all hoping and praying for, the whole country, and we were not expecting that to happen as soon as it did. When you’re playing a Test game against India in India, it’s more than a dream for everyone,” he said on Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s Youtube show DRS.
“I think the biggest achievement [for Afghanistan] should be, right now, what the team is looking for, what the country is expecting is, to win the T20 World Cup, because we have all the skills, talent, and we just need to have that belief in ourselves that we can do it,” he added.
Afghanistan beat West Indies (2016 T20 World Cup winner), in the group stage of the same tournament. They had also clinched the T20I series against Windies held in India in 2019.
“Talent-wise we are so good, we have the spinners, we have the fast bowlers, we have the batting skills as well. But what took us down in that Test was our experience against big teams, because we didn’t play enough cricket with them,” he maintained.