Afghanistan, playing their second World Cup, will be hoping for a better display from the one they had in 2015, where they played six games, winning one against Scotland by one wicket.
The latest stage in the uplifting story of Afghanistan cricket will begin at Chelmsford on Wednesday night when Rashid Khan continues his “dream” rise in the game when he makes his debut for Sussex on the opening night of this year’s Vitality Blast.
By: Reuters | Bengaluru | Published: June 16, 2018 1:40:53 Afganisthan cricket team captain Asghar Stanikzai (R) and Coach Phil Simmons during a press conference.
BANGALORE: Afghanistan’s fairytale entry into Test cricket ended in a bruising defeat inside two days by world number one team India on Friday.
Indias stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane said his side were determined to be ruthless in their approach after the hosts demolished Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs inside two days in its debut Test match in Bengaluru.
Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons today said his "team has a mountain to climb" before it emerges as a strong Test playing nation.
India vs Afghanistan: Ajinkya Rahane says visitors must visualise Test match situations in practice...
Bengaluru: India captain Ajinkya Rahane feels "visualising Test match situations" during practice will go a long way in preparing Afghanistan for the unforgiving five-day format.
Afghanistan collapsed to defeat against India inside two days Friday in their debut as a cricket Test nation.
BENGALURU: Afghanistan 's dreams of scripting a fairy-tale turned into a virtual nightmare as a ruthlessly professional India demolished them by an innings and 262 runs inside two days to win the historic one-off Test match here.
Afghanistan lost 20 wickets in a single day as India posted their biggest innings victory.