Gurbaz Confident Ahead of Clash with India in T20 World Cup Super Eights

Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz is gearing up for the Super Eights stage of the T20 World Cup with a fearless attitude, unperturbed by the prospect of facing India’s formidable bowling attack, including Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, and Hardik Pandya. Despite a mixed tournament so far, with standout performances against Uganda and New Zealand but low scores against Papua New Guinea and the West Indies, Gurbaz remains Afghanistan’s key player at the top of the order.

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In an interview with the ICC, Gurbaz expressed his readiness to take on India‘s bowlers. “Honestly, my target is not just Jasprit Bumrah. I will look to target all (Indian) bowlers… If anyone bowls in my area, then I’ll hit them. Either I’ll hit them or I will get out,” he stated.

Gurbaz has gained valuable experience facing Indian quicks during his stint with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He emphasized that Afghanistan’s mindset has evolved from merely participating in World Cups to aspiring to win the tournament. “We’re taking it one game at a time… Our focus is on that and hope we achieve our goals and qualify for the semi-final first and then to the final,” he said.

Afghanistan advanced to the Super Eights by defeating New Zealand, PNG, and Uganda, showcasing their potential despite a loss to the West Indies. Head coach Jonathan Trott highlighted the team’s progress and the importance of combining individual talents to perform as a cohesive unit.

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As Afghanistan prepares to face India in Barbados, Gurbaz’s confidence and the team’s improved mindset will be crucial in their quest for World Cup glory.

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Afghanistan's Rahmanullah Gurbaz is gearing up for the Super Eights stage of the T20 World Cup with a fearless attitude, unperturbed by the prospect of facing India's formidable bowling attack, including Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, and Hardik Pandya. Despite a mixed tournament so far, with standout performances against Uganda and New Zealand but low scores against Papua New Guinea and the West Indies, Gurbaz remains Afghanistan's key player at the top of the order.

In an interview with the ICC, Gurbaz expressed his readiness to take on India's bowlers. "Honestly, my target is not just Jasprit Bumrah. I will look to target all (Indian) bowlers… If anyone bowls in my area, then I'll hit them. Either I'll hit them or I will get out," he stated.

Gurbaz has gained valuable experience facing Indian quicks during his stint with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He emphasized that Afghanistan's mindset has evolved from merely participating in World Cups to aspiring to win the tournament. "We're taking it one game at a time… Our focus is on that and hope we achieve our goals and qualify for the semi-final first and then to the final," he said.

Afghanistan advanced to the Super Eights by defeating New Zealand, PNG, and Uganda, showcasing their potential despite a loss to the West Indies. Head coach Jonathan Trott highlighted the team's progress and the importance of combining individual talents to perform as a cohesive unit.

As Afghanistan prepares to face India in Barbados, Gurbaz's confidence and the team's improved mindset will be crucial in their quest for World Cup glory.

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