AFGHANISTAN

  • Watch: Pakistan back in top four, Australia hammer Afghanistan, ICC World Cup, Day 18 17 hours 18 minutes ago

    Pakistan beat UAE to get their campaign back on track with second consecutive win while Australia score record 417 against Afghanistan. Watch highlights from Day 18 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Didn't get the chance to see the mayhem of #PAKvUAE or #AUSvAFG? Catch up now with #CWCDaily! https://t.co/4kv026xoGv- ICC (@ICC)...
  • World Cup: Will take this experience into next game, says Mohammad Nabi Yesterday

    Perth: Having slumped to a heavy defeat against the Australians in a World Cup Pool A game at the WACA on Wednesday, Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said they would take all these experiences to their next game against New Zealand. "We played well in the last three games. We won against...
  • World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke predicts triple century in ODIs Yesterday

    Perth: Australian captain Michael Clarke says it is possible a batsman will crack the 300-run barrier in one-day international cricket. Clarke was speaking after his side demolished Afghanistan by a World Cup record 275 runs on Wednesday at the WACA Ground, led by a punishing David Warner century. The left-handed opener belted...
  • ICC World Cup: Afghanistan coach rues bowling display against Australia Yesterday

    "We ran into a freight train today. We were out-skilled, out-bullied, if you want to put it that way," said Andy Moles, the Afghanistan coach, on Wednesday (March 4) night, shortly after Australia had crushed his team by 275 runs at the WACA ground. "They were exceptional, and we came...
  • World Cup: Great to see our batsmen getting runs, says David Warner Yesterday

    Perth: Adjudged man-of-the-match for his breathtaking 178 runs against Afghanistan in a World Cup Pool A contest at the WACA here on Wednesday, Australia opener David Warner said it was great to see the majority of his team-mates getting runs. Sent into bat, Australia posted a monumental total of 417 for...
  • SAARC Yatra: Foreign Secretary Jaishankar in Afghanistan for talks Yesterday

    Kabul: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived on Wednesday to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his 'SAARC Yatra' aimed at firming up India's ties with members of the grouping while reviewing regional and bilateral cooperation. Jaishankar, who flew into Kabul from Islamabad amid light snow here, was received...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia register a massive 275-run win against Afghanistan Yesterday

    Perth: As exhilarating as fairy-tale finishes are, they are an exception. Grim reality checks, with attendant heartache, are the norm in international sport. Afghanistan were at the receiving end of that harsh lesson at the WACA ground on Wednesday (March 4), mauled by an Australian side looking for someone to...
  • World Cup 2015: David Warner misses individual Australia record Yesterday

    Perth: Australian opener David Warner fell just short of the record individual total for his country in a one-day international in the World Cup Pool B clash with Afghanistan at the WACA Ground on Wednesday. Warner, who was given a life on 114, eventually fell for 178, leaving him seven short...
  • World Cup: Warner's six hits a small boy smack on the hand in WACA stands Yesterday

    Batsmen are enjoying Happy Hours at ongoing ICC world Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and it was nothing different at the WACA on Thursday except an unfortunate incident where a kid got hit smack on his hand by a David Warner six. The Australian opener was in his elements during...
  • Australia hit highest World Cup score in history Yesterday

    Perth: Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday when they made 417 for 6 against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth. The four-time champions went past the previous best of 413 for 5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007. It was the third 400-plus total...
  • World Cup: No choice but to drop Shane Watson, says Aussie selector Rod Marsh Yesterday

    Perth: Australia's chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said on Wednesday that Shane Watson's poor form with the bat meant they had little choice but to drop the experienced allrounder. The 33-year-old, who averages 50.89 with the bat in career World Cup matches, was axed from the side to face Afghanistan at...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Match 26 Yesterday

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page)Quick Preview: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been...
  • ICC World Cup: Brendon McCullum fit to play Afghanistan, says coach Yesterday

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum batted with freedom in the nets on Wednesday and should be fit to play Sunday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan despite taking a heavy blow to the arm against Australia. McCullum was hit high on the left forearm by a Mitchell Johnson delivery in Saturday's one-wicket...
  • World Cup: Australia present Afghanistan another chance to impress Yesterday

    There has been a lot said after Saturday's match at Eden Park in New Zealand. People who are following it closely would have said Australia will have to play well in this game to beat New Zealand on their home turf. But many are starting to wonder what is going...
  • World Cup: All I wanted to do was play cricket, says Nawroz Mangal 2 days ago

    Perth: It's a tale that is all too synonymous with Afghan cricket. Born in Kabul, early years spent in refugee camps in Pakistan following the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent Civil War, and a return to the country and city of birth after the Taliban rule was put...
  • ICC World Cup: Nabi hopes Afghanistan will push Australia 2 days ago

    Perth: Mohammad Nabi took over as captain of Afghanistan's one-day international team just under two years back, and has led the team in 25 of their 48 ODIs to date. He has overseen their qualification to the World T20 in Bangladesh last year, and to the World Cup this year...
  • World Cup: Michael Clarke sidesteps Darren Lehmann fall-out talk 2 days ago

    Perth: Michael Clarke shrugged off suggestions he was at loggerheads with Australia coach Darren Lehmann by telling reporters on Tuesday: "You won't get headlines out of me". In the aftermath of the one-wicket loss to New Zealand at the weekend, Clarke's observation that Australia had failed to prepare for the swinging...
  • World Cup: Australia paceman Pat Cummins out of Afghanistan match 2 days ago

    Australia paceman Pat Cummins has been ruled out of Wednesday's World Cup match against Afghanistan, captain Michael Clarke confirmed. The 21-year-old Cummins suffered a slight side strain in Australia's one-wicket defeat to New Zealand but had been cleared of serious injury. "At this stage, Pat is unavailable for selection for tomorrow's game,"...
  • Afghanistan face acid test in Cricket World Cup match against Australia 2 days ago

    Perth: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand while Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been the 'Cinderella' story of this World Cup, with their maiden...
  • World Cup: Hamid Hassan head over heels with Andrew Flintoff inspiration 2 days ago

    Perth: Cartwheeling, war-painted Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan wants to rip through Australia on Wednesday, using England Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff as his inspiration. Hassan had become a cult figure at the World Cup with a bandanna in his country's colours wrapped tightly around his head and tiny Afghanistan flags painted...
  • World Cup: James Faulkner fit to face Afghanistan 3 days ago

    Perth: Australia all-rounder James Faulkner said on Monday that he was fit and ready to make his 2015 World Cup debut against Afghanistan at Perth's WACA ground on Wednesday. A side strain has reduced the hard-hitting 24-year-old, also a lively seamer, to the role of a spectator at the tournament so...
  • From Peshawar to Afghanistan, Shapoor Zadran's road to fame 3 days ago

    Shapoor Zadran cuts an impressive figure. Tall - not frightfully so like Mohammad Irfan or Curtly Ambrose or Joel Garner - but taller enough than your average Joe to stand out. Dreamy. Angry. Flowing hair. Piercing eyes. Majestic on the cricket field. A new-age action hero, the modern-day answer to...
  • World Cup: Pat Cummins an injury doubt, James Faulkner nears Australia return 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins sustained a minor injury in the loss to New Zealand at the weekend but allrounder James Faulkner is close to a return for the World Cup co-hosts after recovering from a side strain. Injury-prone Cummins reported a "slight side strain" after making his World Cup...
  • World Cup: Afghanistan no surprise for New Zealand coach 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson insisted on Monday that the high-flying Black Caps will pay Afghanistan the utmost respect having tracked the Asian minnows' astonishing progress at close range. Hesson briefly coached Kenya in 2011 and 2012 with the African side coming up against the Afghans in second-tier events. The 40-year-old...
  • ICC World Cup: Feisty Qualifiers haven't thrown in the towel 3 days ago

    A dramatic at times but very credible first 15 days of cricket by the four Associate nations that have got the cricketing world talking about the validity of excluding these worthy competitors from the next ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Afghanistan pushed Sri Lanka all the way in Game 12...
  • India offers help to avalanche-hit Afghanistan 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offering help in relief and rescue operations following a series of avalanches in the mountainous country, officials said on Sunday. Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that Modi wrote to Ghani saying India is "deeply saddened...
  • World Cup: Is Dhoni right in saying India can't play Associates more? 4 days ago

    When Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an impassioned plea for India to not be made to play against associate nations beyond the ambit of ICC-conducted tournaments, you went, 'Come on'. Literally seconds earlier, the Indian captain had spoken at length about nurturing cricket in the smaller nations, and taking the sport...
  • Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan on first leg of 'SAARC yatra' 4 days ago

    Thimphu: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Sunday called on Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay soon after arriving in Thimpu on the first leg of his 'SAARC yatra'. "Jaishankar SAARC Yatra begins. Foreign Secy Jaishankar in Thimphu," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. Bhutan's trip will be followed by Bangladesh on March...
  • Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Starc wants to repeat blistering form against Afghanistan 4 days ago

    Auckland: Mitchell Starc has no desire to be stood down for Wednesday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Perth after his six-wicket blitz just failed to nudge the four-time champions past New Zealand. With Australia expected to sweep past Afghanistan, there has been talk they might 'keep their power dry' by...