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File image of Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan(PTI)

Asghar Afghan reappointed Afghanistan captain across all formats

Kabul | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 04:33 PM IST
Under Naib, Afghanistan remained winless in their nine games at the showpiece event, held in June this year following which sensational leg-spinner Rashid Khan was handed the leadership across all the formats.
Afghanistan cricket team celebrates after taking a wicket of West Indies player Kieron Pollard.(HT Photo)
Afghanistan cricket team celebrates after taking a wicket of West Indies player Kieron Pollard.(HT Photo)

Desperate Windies face Afghan challenge

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The two sides, which occupy bottom rung spots among Test-playing nations in the rankings across all formats, will play three ODIs, three T20s and a Test during the month-long full series at Afghanistan’s adopted home.
Ibrahim Zadran, Asghar Afghan pile more misery on Bangladesh.(Twitter/Afghanistan Cricket Council.)
Ibrahim Zadran, Asghar Afghan pile more misery on Bangladesh.(Twitter/Afghanistan Cricket Council.)

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st Test: Ibrahim Zadran, Asghar Afghan extend Afghanistan’s lead to 374 at stumps on Day 3

Chittagong | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 06:11 PM IST
Zadran and Afghan shared 108 runs for the fourth wicket after Bangladesh reduced Afghanistan to 28 for three early in the second innings thanks to skipper Shakib Al Hasan, who struck twice in the first over.
Rahmat Shah scored a ton.(Afghanistan Cricket Board/Twitter)
Rahmat Shah scored a ton.(Afghanistan Cricket Board/Twitter)

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Only Test Day 1: Rahmat Shah’s historic ton puts Afghanistan in front

Chittagong | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 08:27 AM IST
Afghanistan were 271 for five at stumps with Afghan and Afsar Zazai, on 35, putting together a 74-run partnership in the final session of play.
Rahmat Shah(ICC Twitter)
Rahmat Shah(ICC Twitter)

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Rahmat Shah scores century for Afghanistan, joins elite list Test club

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:09 PM IST
Rahmat came into the middle in the 13th over after the dismissal of opener Ihsanullah. He went on to put on a 120-run stand with former skipper Asghar Afghan.
Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan(Twitter)
Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan(Twitter)

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Rashid Khan creates history, breaks 15-year-old world record

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 10:44 AM IST
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: The minnows named Rashid Khan as their all-format skipper following a disastrous World Cup campaign in England and Wales earlier this year.
Afghanistan take on West Indies(AFP)
Afghanistan take on West Indies(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Afghanistan predicted XI against West Indies – One change expected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Afghanistan are placed at the bottom of the table, having lost all of their eight contests while Windies are at the seventh spot with one win in eight outings.
Southampton: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, right, celebrates taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi.(AP)
Southampton: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, right, celebrates taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan keeps Bangladesh in semi-final contention with win over Afghanistan

Southampton | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:50 AM IST
Bangladesh boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Shakib Al Hasan’s superb all-round display inspired a 62-run win over Afghanistan on Monday.
File image of Rashid Khan celebrating a wicket.(AFP)
File image of Rashid Khan celebrating a wicket.(AFP)

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: When, where and how to watch live streaming of Cricket World Cup on TV and online

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 07:16 PM IST
Here’s a look at when and where to watch the ICC World Cup match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
Australia's David Warner, right, and Afghanistan's captain Gulbadin Naib leave the field after the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Australia at Bristol County Ground in Bristol, England, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Australia won by seven wickets.(AP)
Australia's David Warner, right, and Afghanistan's captain Gulbadin Naib leave the field after the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Australia at Bristol County Ground in Bristol, England, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Australia won by seven wickets.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Afghanistan pledge to learn from Australia drubbing

Bristol | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 08:49 AM IST
Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib said his side did not get the momentum they needed at the start of the innings because they lost early wickets, saying they could not afford to cede the initiative against strong sides.
Australia's David Warner (R) and Australia's Steve Smith discuss.(AFP)
Australia's David Warner (R) and Australia's Steve Smith discuss.(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019, Afghanistan vs Australia: Statistical highlights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:56 AM IST
David Warner hit an unbeaten half-century on his official return to international cricket on Saturday as Australia romped to victory by seven wickets in their World Cup opener against Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (C) and Afghanistan's Rahmat Shah take part in a training session(AFP)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (C) and Afghanistan's Rahmat Shah take part in a training session(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Afghanistan predicted XI against Australia - Spinners hold the key

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 03:16 PM IST
Afghanistan had to qualify for the main event and now, they are here, with the big boys, and in many ways, can be the biggest giant slayers of this season.
A file photo of Phil Simmons.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Phil Simmons.(Getty Images)

Phil Simmons to step down as Afghanistan coach after ICC World Cup 2019

London | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 10:15 PM IST
The former West Indies opener took the charge back in December 2017 and said that he helped ACB in achieving their goal of qualifying for the premier tournament.
Afghanistan defeated Scotland by two runs in a rain-hit ODI in Edinburgh on Friday.(Twitter)
Afghanistan defeated Scotland by two runs in a rain-hit ODI in Edinburgh on Friday.(Twitter)

Rahmat, Hashmatullah lead Afghanistan to rain-hit win over Scotland

Edinburgh | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2019 01:41 AM IST
Scotland made 325 for seven from their 50 overs with Calum MacLeod hitting 100 and captain Kyle Coetzer supporting him with 79.
Afghan cricketer Gulbadin Naib falls on the ground in an attempt to dismiss a Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 17, 2018.(AFP)
Afghan cricketer Gulbadin Naib falls on the ground in an attempt to dismiss a Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 17, 2018.(AFP)

Gulbadin Naib to lead Afghanistan in World Cup after split captaincy announcement

Kabul | By ANI
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 02:41 PM IST
The Test side will be under the leadership of Rahmat Shah, while Rashid Khan will take Twenty20 International reins.
File image of Tim Murtagh(AFP)
File image of Tim Murtagh(AFP)

Afghanistan vs Ireland: Tim Murtagh, Ireland’s number 11, achieves unique record

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 04:06 PM IST
Asghar Afghan, the winning skipper, wanted to build on the momentum leading into the World Cup and made it clear that he wanted to make every game count.
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan celebrates a wicket with his teammates.(AFP)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan celebrates a wicket with his teammates.(AFP)

Rashid Khan’s five-wicket haul takes Afghanistan close to maiden Test win

Dehradun | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 08:57 PM IST
Chasing 147 for victory, Afghanistan were 29 for one with Ihsanullah Janat batting on 16 and Rahmat Shah unbeaten on 11 at the close of play on Day 3 in Dehradun on Sunday.
Follow highlights from day 3 of the only Test between Afghanistan and Ireland.(AFP)
Follow highlights from day 3 of the only Test between Afghanistan and Ireland.(AFP)

Afghanistan vs Ireland, only Test in Dehradun, Day 3, Highlights: As It Happened

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Follow highlights from day 3 of the only Test between Afghanistan and Ireland here
File image of Rahmat Shah.(AFP)
File image of Rahmat Shah.(AFP)

Rahmat Shah falls 2 short of maiden ton as Afghanistan take upperhand against Ireland

Dehradun | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 11:50 PM IST
The Irish team lost captain William Porterfield in the closing hour of the game at 22-1 after Afghanistan batsmen had dominated the day in the city of Dehradun.
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (L) celebrates the wicket of Ireland's Stuart Poynter during the day one of the test match between Afghanistan and Ireland(AFP)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (L) celebrates the wicket of Ireland's Stuart Poynter during the day one of the test match between Afghanistan and Ireland(AFP)

Afghanistan vs Ireland: Advantage Afghanistan despite Tim Murtagh’s heroics

Dehradun | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 07:15 PM IST
Murtagh made an unbeaten 54 to lift Ireland to 172 after they were left tottering at 69 for eight following their decision to bat first in the north Indian city of Dehradun.
Afghanistan vs Ireland second ODI washed out due to rain(Twitter)
Afghanistan vs Ireland second ODI washed out due to rain(Twitter)

Afghanistan vs Ireland: 2nd ODI washed out due to rain

Dehradun | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2019 10:14 PM IST
Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai struck a swashbuckling maiden half-century before rain forced an abandonment of their second One-day International against Ireland in Dehradun on Saturday
Rashid Khan (3R), captain Asghar Afghan (R) celebrates with teammates.(AFP)
Rashid Khan (3R), captain Asghar Afghan (R) celebrates with teammates.(AFP)

Afghanistan to host Ireland for three T20 and five ODIs in India

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2019 04:24 PM IST
This would be the second time when Afghanistan and Ireland would play a series against each other.
Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad celebrates scoring a century during the one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between India and Afghanistan(AP)
Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad celebrates scoring a century during the one day international cricket match of Asia Cup between India and Afghanistan(AP)

India vs Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad joins elite list of batsmen to have destroyed India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 03:30 PM IST
The plucky batsman completed his 5th ODI century and became only the second batsman from Afghanistan after Rahmat Shah to score a ton this year.
Afghan batsman Mohammad Shahzad celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 25, 2018.(AFP)
Afghan batsman Mohammad Shahzad celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 25, 2018.(AFP)

Asia Cup 2018, India vs Afghanistan: Statistical highlights of AFG innings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 08:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times takes a look at statistical highlights of the Afghanistan innings in their last match against India in the 2018 Asia Cup in Dubai on Tuesday.
Ravindra Jadeja has become India’s leading wicket-taker in Asia Cup.(AFP)
Ravindra Jadeja has become India’s leading wicket-taker in Asia Cup.(AFP)

Asia Cup 2018: Ravindra Jadeja creates record, surpasses Sachin Tendulkar

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 08:40 AM IST
Ravindra Jadeja now has 18 wickets from 13 matches in Asia Cup and he overtook batting legend Sachin Tendulkar who has 17 wickets from 23 matches.
Pakistan's Hasan Ali (L) celebrates at the end of the match during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.(AFP)
Pakistan's Hasan Ali (L) celebrates at the end of the match during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.(AFP)

Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan beat Afghanistan by three wickets in thriller

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 01:51 AM IST
Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam wrestled control of the match with a partnership of 154 for the second wicket; this was the highest second wicked partnership in Dubai beating 151 run stand between Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan in 2008.
Afghanistan team captain and batsman Mohammad Asghar (L) runs between the wickets during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium.(AFP)
Afghanistan team captain and batsman Mohammad Asghar (L) runs between the wickets during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium.(AFP)

Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan vs Pakistan: Statistical highlights of AFG innings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 09:13 PM IST
It was a good effort by Afghanistan considering at one stage they were 94/3 just after the half way stage.
Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi, left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews.(AP)
Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi, left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews.(AP)

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup after upset win

Abu Dhabi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:06 AM IST
Sri Lanka needed to win the Group B match to stay in the tournament but were outwitted by smart batting from Afghanistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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