Afghanistan’s dream is to win T20 World Cup, we have now expertise and expertise: Rashid Khan

Dubai, September 15

Afghanistan has the expertise and expertise to win the T20 World Cup, says Rashid Khan, who has no qualms in admitting that they “didn’t know” what they have been doing of their maiden Test, which led to a two-day thrashing.

Just a little greater than two years in the past, of their first-ever Test outing, India beat Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs on the Chinnaswami Stadium in Bengaluru.

“I think the biggest achievement (for Afghanistan) should be, right now, what the team is looking for, what the country is expecting is, to win the T20 World Cup,” Khan, the nation’s largest cricketer, stated.

The leg-break bowler was talking to Ravichandran Ashwin through the present, DRS with Ash, hosted by the India off-spinner.

“We have all the talents, expertise, and we simply have to have that perception in ourselves that we will do it.

“Talent-wise we’re so good, we have now the spinners, we have now the quick bowlers, we have now the batting expertise as nicely.

“But what took us down in that Test (against India) was our experience against big teams, because we didn’t play enough cricket with them.”          

Afghanistan turned a part of the ICC 16 years in the past, produced some high-quality wins in limited-overs cricket, and gained two of the 4 Test matches they’ve performed to this point. One of the Test wins got here in opposition to a much more skilled Bangladesh group.

Recalling their maiden Test match, the Afghanistan captain stated, “The largest dream of the entire nation was to be known as a Full Member group and to play a Test sport.

“When we have been taking part in in opposition to you guys in our first Test sport, we didn’t know what we have been doing.

“Everyone was simply counting – I’m going to be the primary one to hit a 4, the primary one to hit a six, the primary one to take a single.

“It wasn’t the best game for us, but there were so many things we learned.”      

He stated the nation must play extra in opposition to greater groups to grow to be higher.

“The second we play extra sequence with them, we will grow to be a greater group.

“We are very famous for T20 players, but inshallah, that is a dream of mine and a dream of the country that one day we will win the T20 title and that will be the biggest achievement for Afghanistan cricket and for us as well,” Khan stated. PTI


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