Tolo News: Mohammad Shahzad, the Afghanistan opener, is out of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, with wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil called up as a replacement, according to a report by ICC website. The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Khil as
BBC: Sri Lanka denied Afghanistan a famous victory by winning a low-scoring thriller in the World Cup at Cardiff. After a dismal batting collapse by Sri Lanka, Afghanistan needed a rain-revised target of just 187 from 41 overs but were beaten by 34 runs. Click here to read more (external link).
ESPNcricinfo: It must be difficult to come in as a leader at such a time but Gulbadin has ridden the ups and downs of Afghanistan cricket for almost as long as the others. He has probably faced the lows – or at least felt them and processed them – more than the others. Click here to
BBC: David Warner led holders Australia to a routine seven-wicket win against Afghanistan with an unbeaten 89 at the start of their World Cup defence. The five-time World Cup winners will take that form into their next game against West Indies on Thursday at Trent Bridge, while Afghanistan take on Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Tuesday. Click
Al Jazeera: As the Cricket World Cup begins, a sense of excitement has gripped Afghanistan. The country is rallying around its beloved national team, with hopes stirred after a recent victory against Pakistan in a warm-up match in Bristol, a city in England – the host of the tournament. As they enjoy the competition from afar, Afghans are trying to forget the
BBC: England completed their World Cup preparations with a nine-wicket thrashing of Afghanistan at The Oval. On the ground where they will open the tournament against South Africa on Thursday, the hosts dismissed Afghanistan for 160, then chased the target in only 17.3 overs. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 25, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Authorities in Afghanistan have detained around 100 people, including policemen, in connection with Friday night’s prolonged volleys of celebrity gunfire following their national team’s rare victory over Pakistan in a warm-up match for the Cricket World Cup, which starts next week. An Interior Ministry spokesman Saturday confirmed
Tolo News: The first warmup match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between Afghanistan and Pakistan saw the Afghan team register a three-wicket win after what was a disappointing performance from Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men. Every team is due to play two warm-up matches before the World Cup begins on May 30. Click here to read more (external
1TV: Afghanistan defeated hosts Ireland by 126 runs in their second and final One-Day International on Tuesday, leveling the series 1-1. Mohammad Shahzad shined with a blistering century, his sixth in ODI, to help Afghanistan post 305-7 from all 50 mandated overs in Belfast. That was the highest total at the Civil Service Cricket Club. Click
ESPNcricinfo: Phil Simmons will step down as Afghanistan coach after the World Cup. The former West Indies opener, who was appointed to the position in December 2017, said the time is right for him to move on as the target he was given – of helping Afghanistan reach the World Cup – has been achieved. Simmons is understood to