The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the biggest cricketing events in the world. For the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 10 countries will play each other to win the Cricket World Cup.
Since the championship’s inception in 1975, six nations have gone on to become World Cup champions. The World Cup has taken place across different eras and different formats. The ICC World Cup 2019 holds no exception, and promises to be one of the most exciting and hotly contested world cups. The hosts, England will certainly be the favourites, with their consistent form and a well-balanced squad.
Afghanistan team’s World Cup History
The Afghanistan team is the youngest team in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup. In fact, the team only debuted during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
During their World Cup campaign in 2015, the team only made it as far as the group stages. While they are largely considered ‘minnows’, they have the talent and can punch above their weight.
Now, in the 2019 edition, the Afghans will be aiming to get a decent result and improve from last time around.
The 15-member Afghanistan World Cup 2019 squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was announced back in April. Like a few other teams, they have not had to deal with any injured players.
Captain and Vice Captain
Gulbadin Naib leads the Afghans in the World Cup 2019, while Rashid Khan takes on the role of second-in-command.
The Afghanistan team for the World Cup 2019 consists of a batting firepower of Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran and Rahmat Shah.
Their main pick for wicketkeeper is Mohammad Shahzad. Interestingly, he is the only wicketkeeper in the squad.
Skipper Naib and vice captain, Rashid Khan lead the allrounders for Afghanistan. Joining them are Aftab Alam, Mohammad Nabi and Samiullah Shinwari.
In the Afghanistan cricket team, there are a few bowlers in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 squad. Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Hamid Hassan form the primary bowling unit in the Afghan side
In conclusion, Afghanistan has a fairly talented team on paper. Hopefully for their sake, they can improve from their position in 2015.
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