Afghanistan Advances to Super Eight, Captain Rashid Khan Praises Team’s Effort

The T20 World Cup 2024 become a day older. The 29th match of the tournament witnessed a clash between Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea. The Brian Lara spectators enjoyed the Afghan excellence once again. They showcased their excellence once again by defeating the opponent by 7 wickets. With that win, Afghanistan secured their place in the Super Eight stage. After the match, Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan expressed his feelings. 

Happiness for Qualifying:

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The Afghanistan team gave a great kickstart to the season with their excellence.  Since the first match, they showcased their excellence. They continued their dominance in the match against Papua New Guinea too. In the match, they restricted them to 95 runs. With a low total, the target was easy to achieve. They chased it down in the 16th over and won the match by 7 wickets. With that win, they secured their place in the Super Eight stage. 

Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan is happy for this achievement. After the match, he expressed his happiness and said, “ Feeling great to qualifying for the next round. Great effort from the boys since game one. They know what they to do and have executed beautifully, making things easy for me.”

Praising the Teammates:

In these three games, each Afghan player contributed equally. All of them helped the team to get their desired success. Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran played crucial roles in the opening slot. Fazalhaq Farooqi is a huge strength in the bowling department. His consistent performance is an asset to the team. Against Papua New Guinea, Farooqi secured 3 wickets in 16 runs with an economy rate of 4.00. 

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While praising them. Rashid Khan said, “ It is important to have someone like Gurbaz who goes out and takes on the bowling or Farooqi who picks up wickets in the powerplay. If the batter is attacking then as a bowler you have to attack too especially with pitches helping you. They (the openers) have given us good starts in the last two games and today was a good opportunity for the others to spend some time in the middle.”

Crediting the Preparation Before:

Before stepping into the T20 World Cup arena. The Afghan players played in some domestic T20 tournaments. Players like Ras 2024. Some other players participated in the St. Lucia league. Those T20 leagues helped them to gain this excellent form. 

While talking about this, Rashid Khan said, “We had a domestic competition before coming here and everyone are in form. That is the beauty of playing of franchise cricket as you know the conditions, some of them have played at St Lucia and know how the pitch will play which will help others. Everyone has the skill to adjust to any condition and hopefully we will win that game (against WI) as well.”

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The T20 World Cup 2024 become a day older. The 29th match of the tournament witnessed a clash between Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea. The Brian Lara spectators enjoyed the Afghan excellence once again. They showcased their excellence once again by defeating the opponent by 7 wickets. With that win, Afghanistan secured their place in the Super Eight stage. After the match, Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan expressed his feelings. 

Happiness for Qualifying:

The Afghanistan team gave a great kickstart to the season with their excellence.  Since the first match, they showcased their excellence. They continued their dominance in the match against Papua New Guinea too. In the match, they restricted them to 95 runs. With a low total, the target was easy to achieve. They chased it down in the 16th over and won the match by 7 wickets. With that win, they secured their place in the Super Eight stage. 

Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan is happy for this achievement. After the match, he expressed his happiness and said, “ Feeling great to qualifying for the next round. Great effort from the boys since game one. They know what they to do and have executed beautifully, making things easy for me.”

Praising the Teammates:

In these three games, each Afghan player contributed equally. All of them helped the team to get their desired success. Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran played crucial roles in the opening slot. Fazalhaq Farooqi is a huge strength in the bowling department. His consistent performance is an asset to the team. Against Papua New Guinea, Farooqi secured 3 wickets in 16 runs with an economy rate of 4.00. 

While praising them. Rashid Khan said, “ It is important to have someone like Gurbaz who goes out and takes on the bowling or Farooqi who picks up wickets in the powerplay. If the batter is attacking then as a bowler you have to attack too especially with pitches helping you. They (the openers) have given us good starts in the last two games and today was a good opportunity for the others to spend some time in the middle.”

Crediting the Preparation Before:

Before stepping into the T20 World Cup arena. The Afghan players played in some domestic T20 tournaments. Players like Ras 2024. Some other players participated in the St. Lucia league. Those T20 leagues helped them to gain this excellent form. 

While talking about this, Rashid Khan said, “We had a domestic competition before coming here and everyone are in form. That is the beauty of playing of franchise cricket as you know the conditions, some of them have played at St Lucia and know how the pitch will play which will help others. Everyone has the skill to adjust to any condition and hopefully we will win that game (against WI) as well.”

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