MOHAMMAD NABI

  • Mohammad Nabi quits as Afghanistan captain April 19, 2015

    Mohammad Nabi resigned as captain of Afghanistan on Sunday (April 19) following the team's 2015 World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand last month. Nabi said his lack of form was one of the primary reasons for stepping down. "I have served Afghanistan's national team as captain for more than...
  • Afghanistan a winner and wiser at first Cricket World Cup March 14, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan finished their first Cricket World Cup with a loss, unable to exploit a frazzled England and undermined by rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. England, also heading home, won by nine wickets thanks to winning the toss, and the Duckworth/Lewis method. But, more than England did, Afghanistan enlivened...
  • World Cup: Playing against Test teams a valuable step up, says Afghan captain March 13, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan finished their first Cricket World Cup with a loss, unable to exploit a frazzled England and undermined by rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. England, also heading home, won by nine wickets thanks to winning the toss, and the Duckworth/Lewis method. But, more than England did, Afghanistan enlivened...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs England, World Cup, Match 38 March 13, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Afghanistan will look to follow the lead of Bangladesh when they face England in their World Cup finale in Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). England, reeling from the fall-out of a World Cup where they, like tournament debutants Afghanistan, have so far only beaten...
  • World Cup: New Zealand make it 5-0 with Afghanistan rout March 8, 2015

    Napier, New Zealand's self-proclaimed art deco capital, might consider itself a little left behind this World Cup. This picturesque ground, encircled by palm trees, was only awarded three games in the tournament - and those pitting the UAE against Pakistan and then the West Indies were always going to be...
  • World Cup: Will take this experience into next game, says Mohammad Nabi March 4, 2015

    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...
  • ICC World Cup: Nabi hopes Afghanistan will push Australia March 3, 2015

    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...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 12, Pool A February 22, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Second-tier associate nation Afghanistan, looked extremely dangerous at times in their first-ever World Cup match on Wednesday, until Bangladesh exposed their inexperienced batting lineup to win by 105 runs. Playing XIs Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Pool A February 18, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mohammad Nabi has come a long way from the refugee camps of central Asia where he, along with other children displaced by war, whiled away the hours playing cricket. The 30-year-old captain of Afghanistan's national cricket team knows he will carry the...
  • World Cup 2015: Bangladesh will be under pressure, says Afghanistan skipper February 17, 2015

    Canberra: Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said on Tuesday that it would be Bangladesh, and not them, who would be under pressure going into the World Cup Pool A encounter on Wednesday. It will be the first game for both the sides as they meet at the Manuka Oval. But Nabi insists...
  • Afghan cricket team set to debut in World Cup tournament February 17, 2015

    Canberra: Mohammad Nabi has come a long way from the refugee camps of central Asia where he, along with other children displaced by war, whiled away the hours playing cricket. The 30-year-old captain of Afghanistan's national cricket team knows he will carry the expectations of supporters in his war-torn homeland on...
  • Cricket World Cup: Pressure on Bangladesh, says Afghanistan captain February 17, 2015

    Canberra: Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi is convinced the pressure will be on Bangladesh in their World Cup clash on Wednesday, saying his debutant side holds an edge over their Asian rivals. Nabi reminded everyone ahead of the Pool A match at the Manuka Oval that Afghanistan had beaten Bangladesh on their...
  • India look back in form for Pakistan, but good practice for us: Mohammad Nabi February 11, 2015

    Afghanistan have played 45 One-Day Internationals in the past six years, and have won 24 of them. But only six of those matches have come against the full-member countries, four of them at the Asia Cup in Bangladesh last year. The gulf in standards between the established nations and the...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Scotland, Afghanistan hope to be at top of their game January 31, 2015

    Minnows have, since 1996, been there at every ICC event trying to put their best foot forward on the biggest platforms of all. Without a doubt, for them, it's more getting the first feel of travelling first-class, so next time they know the do's and don'ts of it. But history...
  • Afghanistan prepare for 'dream' World Cup debut January 30, 2015

    Kabul: At an indoor academy in Kabul, Afghanistan's cricketers are training hard for their debut in the upcoming World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand next month. Shuttle runs and lifting weights help keep out the bitter chill of the Afghan winter as the players tune up for the tournament...
  • Afghanistan look to repeat Ireland shock factor at World Cup January 28, 2015

    Afghanistan hope to follow the World Cup giant-killing blueprint drawn up by fellow outsiders Ireland when they make their debut at the game's showpiece tournament. Ireland defeated mighty Pakistan to reach the Super Eights stage at the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean before defeating England in a high-scoring match in...
  • World Cup 2015: What to expect from the minnows January 20, 2015

    The cricket World Cup over the years has been a place for the minnows where you can showcase your talent, although giving an opportunity to a side after every four years neither does any good to their confidence nor does it help their cricket grow. Some of the minnows, like...
  • World Cup squads: Afghanistan name their 15, appoint bowling coach January 5, 2015

    Dubai: Former county cricket stalwart Andy Pick was Sunday named as bowling coach of Afghanistan, six weeks away from the Asian minnows making their World Cup debut. The 51-year-old Pick played almost 200 matches for Nottinghamshire, ending his career with 495 first class wickets before going on to work with the...
  • World T20, Qualifiers: Spinners help Bangladesh hammer Afghanistan March 16, 2014

    Mirpur: Bangladesh opened their World Twenty20 campaign on Sunday with a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan in a Group A qualifying match. Left-arm spinner Shakib-Al-Hasan grabbed 3 for 8 as the host dismissed Afghanistan for 72 in 17.1 overs in what was the lowest international T20 total in Bangladesh. It then...
  • Minnows chase dreams as World Twenty20 kicks off with qualifying phase March 15, 2014

    Participation of the Associate nations in major ICC events has often triggered debates whether their presence takes the sheen off a contest, but step into their shoes and you realise how big an opportunity tournaments like the World Twenty20 present to these teams. But perhaps - in some corner, even...
  • Mohammad Nabi warns Bangladesh camp for upcoming World T20 March 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Afghanistan on Wednesday sounded a warning to Bangladesh, saying they will do everything to beat them again at the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup, having shocked them already during the Asia Cup. "We play a lot of T20 cricket. Our first game is against Bangladesh. We will try and beat them...
  • India hammer Afghanistan to end a disappointing Asia Cup campaign March 5, 2014

    Eliminated from the race to the final, India wrapped up their Asia Cup campaign finishing third among the five teams after a thumping eight-wicket win over lowly Afghanistan at Mirpur on Wednesday. The match was rendered dead after Pakistan's historic chase to beat Bangladesh on Tuesday, which closed out any outside...
  • Asia Cup: Battered India face hungry Afghanistan in dead rubber March 4, 2014

    India now play for pride when they take on Afghanistan in their last league match of the Asia Cup on Wednesday. After two successive defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Virat Kohli-led team were virtually out until Pakistan chased down Bangladesh's target of 327 to reach the final. Without MS...
  • Batting was tough on a slow track: Sangakkara March 3, 2014

    Mirpur: He is the leading run-getter in the tournament so far with his tally reading an impressive 246 in three matches but seasoned Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara says just being in good form is no guarantee for continued success and one must keep working hard. Sangakkara yet again emerged top...
  • 'Giantkillers' Afghanistan await Sri Lanka test in Asia Cup March 2, 2014

    Mirpur: After steamrolling Bangladesh for their first major win over a Test-playing nation, giantkillers Afghanistan would look to continue their flirtation with cricketing history when they take on leaders Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup cricket match on Monday. Buoyed by their spirited effort of taming Bangladesh by 32 runs in...
  • Afghanistan captain credits team effort for landmark victory March 1, 2014

    Fatullah: Elated after his side scored an upset win over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match here on Saturday, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi credited the whole team for the landmark victory. "Our first win against a Full Member (of the ICC). Fans and the whole country must be celebrating and we'll...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup, Game 5 March 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Afghan bowling unit combined well to complement half-centuries from Stanikzai and Shenwari to bowl out Bangladesh for 222 after posting 254/6. Both the teams were winless after losing their opening matches but not without showing some spark against their respective...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup February 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Afghanistan opt to bowl first against Pakistan. Teams News: Pakistan have made one change to the playing eleven that lost to Sri Lanka. Bilawal Bhatti is not playing and Anwar Ali comes in. Teams: Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, oneoff T20, Sharjah December 8, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Refreshed from their victory in the 50over contest in South Africa, Pakistan took on Afghanistan in the oneoff T20 in Sharjah on Sunday. Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat. Squads: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Haris Sohail,...