Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan expressed his stance on the nationwide crew’s probabilities of making it to the ultimate 4 within the elimination rounds of the continued T20 World Cup 2022. Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan sq. off towards England of their opening fixture of the showpiece occasion in Australia.
With the commencing of the Tremendous 12 on Saturday, followers and members of the cricketing fraternity have begun speculating on which groups might probably make it to the semi-finals of the World Cup this yr. The month-long match has already seen some underdogs defeating to the heavyweights.
Asghar Afghan opens up on Afghanistan’s semi-final possibilities
Afghanistan could possibly be one aspect that may give rival sides a run for his or her cash and spoil probabilities of progressing any additional. Nonetheless, former skipper Afghan believes the probabilities for his nationwide aspect to progress to the semi finals stay bleak.
“The extent of preparation required for the sort of match has not been executed by Afghanistan for this World Cup. Little question, Afghanistan have gifted younger spinners, however batters have struggled lots,” Afghan stated whereas talking on ‘Run Ki Runneeti’ present on CricTracker. “Australia has bouncy tracks and our gamers should not used to it as they haven’t performed a lot cricket there. That’s why it’s troublesome to see Afghanistan within the semi-finals.”
Whereas the statements made by the previous captain make sense, the shortest format of the game might nonetheless see Afghanistan pulling off a victory from the jaws of defeat towards the large groups. They’re positioned together with heavyweight sides- Australia, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Eire within the group stage.