Top 6 achievements of Afghanistan as a cricketing nation
The story of Afghanistan in the world of cricket so far.
Afghanistan was once known across the globe for all the wrong reasons due to their political conflicts.The associate nation, who had qualified for the 2010 T20 World Cup, have come a long way forward ever since and find their name among the 12 Test playing nations today.
Over time, Afghanistan has become a cricket crazy nation and the players haven't let their fans down. The game of Cricket has found a place in 34 million hearts in the country, and with their team competing against the top teams around the world, is definitely on a steady rise.
They got a lot of financial and technical support from the BCCI, including good training facilities in Noida, where they host home games in addition to the games played in Sharjah. They trained under the likes of Inzamam-ul-Haq, Rashid Latif and Lalchand Rajput.
Star players like Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi are familiar faces in T20 leagues around the globe. On the other hand, Under 19 start like Zahir Khan and Mujeeb Zardran are all set to be a part of this year's IPL. With new players coming through the ranks, the future of this team is surely seems brighter than ever
Their top 6 achievements are as follows :-
#6. Being a part of the World T20, back in 2010
Their first success was qualifying for the World T20 Championship in the Caribbean, back in 2010. They played their first match of the tournament against India in Gros Islet (St Lucia), though they lost the game by 7 wickets, they won a lot of hearts back home by being a part of a major ICC tournament. They also lost their second game against the Proteas, but it was their first step in international cricket, and the country will never forget it's first World Cup experience.
Apart from the T20 World Cup, they also made it to the 50-over World Cup that took place in Australia and New Zealand in 2015. They got their first World Cup victory against Scotland at Dunedin.