It’s been a remarkable journey for Afghanistan cricket team as the enhancement in the team has made them a tough contender for rests.
The Afghans who grew up playing cricket on the streets of Pakistan during war years to the formation of Afghanistan Cricket Federation (Afghanistan Cricket Board now) in 1995, is quickly rising up to the ranks. Afghanistan cricket team played their first ever test match in 2018 against India.
Before getting the Test status they proved themselves in the shorter formats of the game.
The progress of the fast raising Afghanistan cricket over the last few years has been phenomenal not only did they thrash Zimbabwe and Ireland, but they also recorded a win against the West Indies on the Caribbean shores and whitewashed Bangladesh, making sure they are heading towards the right direction.
Afghanistan cricket team has the potential of beating any top class team in the shorter format of the game, as we have seen in the ongoing Asia Cup that the Afghan team almost produced a match-winning performance against the former World Champions Pakistan.
Afghan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who tangled the batsmen with his delightful wrist spin, has also proved his mettle against some of the world’s leading players. The rising talent is also playing a vital role for several T20 franchises that have availed his services.
Afghanistan cricket team is currently in the transition phase between “minnow” and “non-minnow” but the way they’re showing the competitiveness in the field will definitely make them a prominent name in the cricketing world.
The winners of the World Cup qualifiers 2018 beating West Indies in the final by seven wickets, will not be taken lightly.