Afghanistan at the Cricket World Cup

Cricket is the national sport of Afghanistan. Beginning in the mid 1800s, Cricket has been widely popular in Afghanistan, though progress on the international level was slow. In 1995, The Afghanistan Cricket Federation was founded. Afghanistan became an affiliate member of ICC in 2001, after forming a national team. From 2008 to 2013, Afghanistan went from Division Five of the World Cricket League to a Full Associate Member. Afghanistan debuted in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[1]

Contents

  • 1 Cricket World Cup record
    • 1.1 World Cup Record (By Team)
  • 2 2015 Cricket World Cup
  • 3 2019 Cricket World Cup
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References

Cricket World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Record (By Team)[edit]

2015 Cricket World Cup[edit]

Main article: 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A

The 2015 Cricket World was the first Cricket World Cup Afghanistan participated in. Afghanistan was grouped with hosts Australia and New Zealand. The group also included test playing nations Sri Lanka, England and Bangladesh, along with Scotland.

  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to achieve 4000 ODI runs.
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Both Sri Lanka openers (Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan) were dismissed for golden ducks. It was the second time in ODI history where this has occurred.[2]
  • Hamid Hassan became first Afghan bowler to take 50 ODI wickets and seventh-quickest in the world to take 50 ODI wickets.[2]
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the first time Scotland scored over 200 in a World Cup match.[3]
  • Alasdair Evans and Majid Haq’s ninth-wicket partnership of 62 was Scotland’s best ninth-wicket partnership in ODIs.
  • This was Afghanistan’s first ever World Cup win.
  • Scotland captain Preston Mommsen was fined 20% of his match fee, and the other Scotland players 10%, for a slow over rate.[4]
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Australia’s score of 417/6 is the highest in World Cup history.[5]
  • Dawlat Zadran (Afg) became the third bowler in World Cup matches to concede 100 runs or more in an innings.[5]
  • Australia’s victory margin of 275 runs is the highest in World Cup history.[6]
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Daniel Vettori (NZ) took his 300th ODI wicket in this match.[7]
  • Afghanistan was eliminated from the World Cup as a result of this match.[8]
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Afghanistan’s innings ended in the 37th over and England’s target reduced to 101 off 25 overs due to rain.

2019 Cricket World Cup[edit]

Main article: 2019 Cricket World Cup

2019 World Cup Was 2nd World Cup in which Afghanistan participated. This World Cup was in Round robin format where Afghanistan faced all the other teams which include Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West indies.

  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rashid Khan (Afg) played in his 100th international match, which included one game with a World XI side in May 2018.[9]

  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • match was reduced to 41 overs each side due to early drizzle. DLS target for Afghanistan was 187.
  • Rashid Khan played in his 100th international match for Afghanistan.[10]
  • Lahiru Thirimanne (SL) scored his 3,000th run in ODIs.[11]
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • James Neesham (NZ) took his first five-wicket haul and his 50th wicket in ODIs.[12]
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • South Africa were set a revised target of 127 runs from 48 overs due to rain.
  • England won the toss and elected to Bat.
  • Eoin Morgan scored the fastest century by an England batsman in a World Cup match (57 balls),[13] and he also scored the most sixes in an innings in ODIs (17).[14]
  • England scored the most sixes in an innings by a team in ODIs (25),[15] and posted their highest team total in a Cricket World Cup match.[16]
  • Rashid Khan (Afg) bowled the most expensive spell in a Cricket World Cup match, conceding 110 runs from his nine overs alongside becoming the most expensive spinner in ODI cricket history.[17][18]
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi (Afg) scored his 1,000th run in ODIs.[19]

  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mohammed Shami (Ind) took a hat-trick.[20]
  • This was India’s 50th win in the World Cup.[21]
  • Afghanistan were eliminated as a result of this match.[22]
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Soumya Sarkar (Ban) played in his 50th ODI.[23]
  • Gulbadin Naib played in his 100th international match for Afghanistan,[24] and scored his 1,000th run in ODIs.[25]
  • Shakib Al Hasan became the first batsman for Bangladesh to score 1,000 runs in the Cricket World Cup,[26] and the first bowler for Bangladesh to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match.[27]
  • Shakib Al Hasan also became the second cricketer, after Yuvraj Singh, to score 50 runs and take five wickets in the same match at the World Cup.[28]
  • Shakib Al Hasan became the only player to score 1,000 runs and pick up 30 wickets in the World Cup, and the only player to score 400 runs and take 10 wickets in a single tournament.[29][30][31][32]

See also[edit]

  • Afghanistan national cricket team
  • Cricket in Afghanistan
  • 2015 Cricket World Cup

References[edit]

  • ^ http://globalvoices.org/2015/02/20/afghanistan-makes-history-in-cricket-world-cup-despite-debut-loss-to-bangladesh/
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  • ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc-cricket-world-cup-2015/content/story/838807.html
  • ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/31655468
  • ^ a b “Australia post Cricket World Cup record score v Afghanistan”. BBC Sport. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  • ^ “Australia post Cricket World Cup record score in victory over Afghanistan”. The Guardian. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  • ^ “Vettori’s 300, and Shenwari’s fifties”. ESPN Cricinfo. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  • ^ Mitchener, Mark (8 March 2015). “Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand beat Afghanistan”. BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  • ^ “ICC World Cup 2019: Match 7, Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Statistical Preview”. CricTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  • ^ “ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 7): Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Stats Preview”. Cricket Addictor. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  • ^ “Lahiru Thirimanne achieves special feat during Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup fixture”. DNA India news. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  • ^ “Neesham, Ferguson leaves Afghanistan in ruins”. Cricket Country. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  • ^ “Eoin Morgan and England set world records in Afghanistan World Cup demolition”. Metro. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  • ^ “Eoin Morgan makes 148 off 71 balls including 17 sixes – a new ODI record”. Sporting Life. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  • ^ “Eoin Morgan: England captain hits record 17 sixes against Afghanistan”. BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  • ^ “Morgan’s 17 sixes highlights England World Cup record day”. Yahoo News. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  • ^ “Most expensive spell in a World Cup: Rashid Khan goes for 110 runs off 9 overs”. India Today. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
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  • ^ “Demoralised Afghanistan face daunting task against upbeat India”. International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  • ^ “Cricket World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami hat-trick sees India through final-over drama with Afghanistan”. The Independent. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  • ^ “World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami hat-trick seals thrilling win for India over Afghanistan”. India Today. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  • ^ “Shami’s hat-trick helps India beat Afghanistan; Kohli top scores”. BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  • ^ “ICC World Cup 2019: Match 31, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Preview – Winless Afghans battle for pride against roaring Tigers”. CricTracker. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  • ^ “ICC World Cup 2019: Match 31, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Statistical Preview”. Crictracker. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  • ^ “Afghanistan vs Bangladesh live cricket score and updates, AFG vs BAN Match 31”. Cricket Country. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  • ^ “ICC World Cup 2019, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Shakib Al Hasan scripts unique World Cup history for Bangladesh”. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  • ^ “World Cup 2019: Bangladesh ride on all-round Shakib Al Hasan to inflict 7th-straight defeat on Afghanistan”. India Today. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  • ^ “Shakib al Hasan matches Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup record for best all-round performance”. Indian Express. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  • ^ “রেকর্ডটির কথা মাথায় ছিল সাকিবের”. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 25 June 2019.
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  • ^ “ব্যাটে-বলে ঝড় তুলে বাংলাদেশকে জেতালেন শাকিব”. Anandabazar Patrika (in Bengali). 25 June 2019.

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