Afganistan

The Afghanistan national cricket team (Pashtoد افغانستان د کريکټ ملي لوبډله‎, Persianتیم ملی کریکت افغانستان‎) is the 12th Test cricket playing Full Member nation. Cricket has been played in Afghanistan since the mid 19th century, but it is only in recent years that the national team has become successful. The Afghanistan Cricket Board was formed in 1995 and became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001 and a member of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in 2003.

They have ranked 8th in International Twenty20 cricket as of 7 June 2018 ahead of four other full members Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and Ireland. After nearly a decade of playing top-class international cricket, on 22 June 2017, in an ICC meeting in London, full ICC membership (and therefore Test status) was granted to Afghanistan (concurrently with Ireland), taking the number of Test cricket playing nations to twelve. They are also the first country to ever achieve full member status after holding Affiliate Membership of the ICC from 2001 until 2013 and were the only Affiliate member country to ever compete in a major ICC international cricket tournament. They hold the world record for the highest ever T20 score with their 278-3 vs Ireland in Dehradun on 23 February 2019.

 

Afganistan Team Pre ODI History

The most punctual record of cricket in Afghanistan is of British troops playing a match in Kabul in 1839, however, it creates the impression that no durable inheritance of cricket was left by the British. During the 1990s, cricket ended up famous among the Afghan displaced people living in Pakistan, and the Afghanistan Cricket Board was shaped there in 1995. They kept on playing cricket on their arrival to their home country.[8] Like all games, cricket was at first restricted by the Taliban, however, cricket turned into an exemption in 2000 (being the main game in Afghanistan to be affirmed by the Taliban) and the Afghanistan Cricket Federation was chosen as a partner individual from the ICC the accompanying year.

The national group was welcome to play in the second level of Pakistani residential cricket the equivalent year, and the visit pointed out worldwide media Afghan cricket when the US-drove attack of the nation started while the group was in Pakistan.

The Afghan cricket group is a national cricket group speaking to Afghanistan. They have been an Affiliate Member of the ICC since 2001, and an Associate Member of the Asian Cricket Council since 2003.

Initially, the Taliban routine in Afghanistan had restricted cricket as they had prohibited most different games, yet in mid-2000 there was a difference in heart and the administration kept in touch with the Pakistan Cricket Board requesting the PCB’s help for an Afghan application to the ICC. The contention in Afghanistan in the blink of an eye a short time later prompted countless outcasts escaping to Pakistan, where some figured out how to play cricket, and the nearness of Pakistani peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan later helped this procedure.

In 2001, the Afghan side partook in a four-coordinate voyage through Pakistan, visiting Peshawar and Rawalpindi, and the group likewise visited in 2003 and 2004. In 2004 Afghanistan played in the Asian Cricket Council Trophy in Kuala Lumpur – the territorial passing competition for the ICC Trophy – and performed honorably, with the feature being an unexpected success over hosts Malaysia.

They played in two Pakistani competitions in 2003, winning their first match that year. They started playing in Asian local competitions in 2004, completing 6th in their first ACC Trophy. More achievement started in 2006 when they were sprinters up to Bahrain in the Middle East Cup and beat an MCC side including previous England chief Mike Gatting by 171 keeps running in Mumbai. Gatting was rejected for a duck.

They visited England in the mid-year of 2006, winning six out of seven matches. Three of their successes came against the second XIs of Essex, Glamorgan, and Leicestershire.[9] They completed third in the ACC Trophy that year, beating Nepal in a play-off match.

They won their first competition in 2007, sharing the ACC Twenty20 Cup with Oman after the two tied in the final. They started their passing effort for the 2011 World Cup in Jersey in 2008, winning Division Five of the World Cricket League. They completed third in the ACC Trophy Elite competition the equivalent year and won a second continuous WCL competition, Division Four in Tanzania later in the year.

In January 2009, Afghanistan advanced to the 2009 World Cup Qualifier by winning Division Three of the World Cricket League in Buenos Aires, besting the table on the net run rate in front of Uganda and Papua New Guinea.

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