With only a few months to go for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Afghanistan Cricket Team and all other participating teams have started identifying their respective potential squads for the tournament and are working to fill in any gaps they might have.
While some teams are working to identify their opening combination, other sides are honing in on their key bowlers. As all sides have limited game time to finalize their squads. Let us now examine how each team stands and what areas they need to sharpen for the next year’s World Cup.
Afghanistan has developed into a confident team this year, winning the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier after coming close to early elimination, and pushing several teams at the Asia Cup a few months ago, notably tying against India during the Super Four stage.
Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Shahzad, and Hashmatullah Shahidi make up the batting core. Shahzad provides aggression at the start of the innings, while Asghar and Hashmatullah provide stability towards the later end of the innings.
Much is expected of Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb ur Rahman, with their experience in playing in various T20 leagues and in different conditions.
Gulbadan Naib and Aftab Alam are their primary pace bowlers, complementing the spin trio of Nabi, Rashid, and Mujeeb.
Afghanistan Cricket Team Schedule For World Cup 2019
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – June 04, Tuesday
Afghanistan vs New Zealand – June 08
South Africa vs Afghanistan – June 15
Afghanistan vs Australia – June 01
England Vs Afghanistan – June 18
India VS Afghanistan – June 22
Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan – June 24
Pakistan Vs Afghanistan – June 29
Afghanistan Vs West Indies – 04 July
Read Full Schedule of 2019 Cricket World Cup
ICC World Cup 2019 Afghanistan Team Fixtures in PDF
When is the First Match between Afghanistan vs India?
Afghanistan will be playing against Team India on the 22nd of June. This time we might the tough competition between the two as the Afghanistan Cricket team captain is aggressive and talented to make any match towards his win. Rashid Khan will be leading the side and may prooved to be challenge for the Indian Cricket Team.