Asia Cup 2022 – Afghanistan assistant coach: We can ‘learn to control pressure’ only by playing top teams regularly

Raees Ahmadzai, Afghanistan’s assistant coach, has implored the ICC and other Full Members to play them often to help develop quality, improved game sense and the ability to close out matches under pressure. Since 2021, Afghanistan have only played Ireland, Netherlands, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in bilateral series. Their maiden tour to Australia, which was first … Read more

Recent Match Report – India vs Afghanistan 11th Match, Super Four 2022

Toss Afghanistan opt to bowl v India Already out of the tournament, India were handed another challenge as Afghanistan asked them to bat first after winning the toss. In Dubai, no full member has lost a match while chasing since the start of 2020. Rohit Sharma rested himself, handing the reins of the team to … Read more

Match Preview – Afghanistan vs India, Asia Cup 2022, 11th Match, Super Four

Big Picture It’s a dead game as far as the tournament goes but try telling that to India and Afghanistan – both hurting after a series of heartbreaking losses. Now, before they hop on an early flight home, there’s pride and some game time to accrue as they build towards the T20 World Cup. Surely … Read more

Recent Match Report – Afghanistan vs Pakistan 10th Match, Super Four 2022

Toss Pakistan chose to bowl vs Afghanistan An unchanged Pakistan won the toss and, unsurprisingly, opted to bowl first against Afghanistan in Sharjah in their Asia Cup game, the result of which will have ramifications for all the teams in the Super 4s. If Pakistan beat Afghanistan, they will qualify for the final along with … Read more

Asia Cup 2022 scenarios – India can hope for final spot if Pakistan lose to both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

Two defeats in two matches in the Super 4s means India’s chances of qualifying for the Asia Cup 2022 final are hanging by a thread, if that. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, are almost through, though there is still a chance they can lose out. Here is a look at how the teams stack up with three … Read more

Match Preview – Afghanistan vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022, 10th Match, Super Four

Pakistan and Afghanistan, two teams who are very familiar with the conditions in UAE, will be up against each other for the first time in the Asia Cup, on Wednesday, and only the third time in T20Is. Though Pakistan have a perfect record against Afghanistan – having won both the matches in 2013 and 2019 … Read more

Recent Match Report – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 2022

Toss Sri Lanka opt to bowl vs Afghanistan The Super 4 stage of the 2022 Asia Cup got underway with a coin toss in Sharjah that eventually proved redundant since its winners Sri Lanka chose to chase and Afghanistan wanted to bat first anyway. Dasun Shanaka said Sri Lanka preferred to bowl since his side … Read more

Match Preview – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022, Super 4

Big picture Sri Lanka can breathe easy. Or can they? Having been blown away by Afghanistan and then having to use every ounce of firepower to get past Bangladesh, they will once again face a trial by spin. Against the Rashids and the Mujeebs. However, the current Afghanistan team is beginning to establish a new … Read more

Recent Match Report – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 3rd Match, Group B 2022

Bangladesh chose to bat vs Afghanistan Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan chose to bat in their opening game of the Asia Cup against Afghanistan on a well-rolled pitch in Sharjah. Shakib, who is playing his 100th T20I, said his team was well prepared to face the Afghanistan bowlers and was looking to post a challenging … Read more

Match Preview – Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2022, 3rd Match, Group B

Big picture Afghanistan vs Bangladesh is the downticket rivalry of the Asia Cup. If not anyway, then definitely so as it comes close on the heels of the India vs Pakistan fixture over the weekend. There are clear favourites – and underdogs – for this one, too. Bangladesh have seen their T20I fortunes dip significantly … Read more