1TV: Afghanistan lost to Ireland by 4 runs in their third match of Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand on Saturday. The loss was Afghanistan’s first in the tournament in which they previously defeated Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan have already qualified for Super League quarter-finals. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been named Associate Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council. Rashid claimed 60 wickets during the year in international matches – a record for an Associate player in a calendar. The total includes 43 in ODIS – another record for a player from outside the Full Member nations.
1TV: Afghanistan’s debut Test match involving India will be played in Bangalore city, an Indian newspaper reported Sunday. India have agreed to host Afghanistan’s historic Test match, but dates and venues have not been announced yet. Click here to read more (external link). Other Cricket News To Captain U19 Team Was My Dream, Says Naveen-ul-Haq ‘It
ITV News: Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the first match of Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand on Saturday. Afghanistan, who are placed in Group D along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Ireland, will face Sri Lanka in their next match of the tournament on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link). Other Cricket News
ESPNCricinfo: Afghanistan is set to join the growing ranks of countries that have a T20 competition of their own, with their cricket board (ACB) announcing the launch of the Afghanistan Premier League. Following the signing of the tournament’s MoU on Thursday, its first edition is set to take place in October 2018. Click here to read
1TV: Afghanistan’s Baheer Shah has set world record by having highest batting average of all time in first-class cricket. The 18-year-old batsman has pushed Australian legend Don Bradman into second place with an average of 121.77. Bradman’s average reads 95.14. Baheer Shah has scored 1,096 runs in 7 first-class matches he has played. Click here to
1TV: Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 56 runs in their first warm-up match on Monday ahead of Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. Afghanistan will take on Namibia in their next warm-up match on Wednesday before they face Pakistan in their opening match of World Cup on Saturday. Click here to read more (external link). Other Cricket News
1TV: Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced ODI and T20 squads for their series against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in February. The tour begins with two 20-over games on February 5 and 6 before moving into the 50-over matches scheduled to take place between February 9 and 19. The matches will also include Mohammad Shahzad after one
1TV: Afghanistan’s legspinner Rashid has finished 2017 as the second highest wicket taker of the year in the 50-over format. The young player has claimed 43 wickets in 16 matches he played during the years. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: The Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced West Indian Phil Simmons as head coach. The 53-year-old has served as consulting coach for the Afghan side since February. Click here to read more (external link).