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Shahzad and Shenwari nominated for ICC award

Shahzad and Shenwari nominated for ICC award
Tweet Mohammad Shahzad and Samiullah Shenwari have been nominated for the Associate and Affiliate player of the year award. It is the first time any Afghan player has been nominated for an ICC award. Batsman Shahzad and leg-spinning all-rounder Shenwari both richly deserve their nominees. Shahzad has scored masses of runs throughout the qualification period (24 August 2009 to 10 August 2010), with... 

Cricket fixtures for Asian Games announced

Cricket fixtures for Asian Games announced
Tweet The Asian Cricket Council has released the fixtures for the cricket competition in the 16th Asian Games. The teams are divided into four groups. Group C and D teams will have to compete among themselves first and then two from each group will qualify to play with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan will play their match against one of the three teams in Group C on November... 

Afghanistan not to tour Pakistan this year

Afghanistan not to tour Pakistan this year
Tweet   The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected Rashid Latif’s proposal of a ODI series against Afghanistan in October. An official from the PCB cited Pakistan’s busy schedule as the main reason they will unable to host the series in the troubled country. “We’ve turned down the proposal because of series against South Africa in UAE this October,” the official said. “We... 

Afghanistan lose final game

Afghanistan lose final game
Tweet   Afghanistan ended a good tour on a bad note as Scotland levelled the series with a thumping win. Having won the toss, the Afghan batsmen could only manage a paltry 120 all-out in 40.2, and only four men made it to double figures. Despite the loss of early wickets, Scotland got to the target with only 4 wickets down and with 97 balls to spare. Afghanistan made two changes to the winning... 

Shahzad and Sadiq lead Afghanistan to another big win

Tweet Amazing batting from Karim Sadiq and Mohammad Shahzad helped Afghanistan to a massive 9-wicket win against Scotland in the first ODI. The two top-order batsmen scored centuries as Afghanistan had no trouble in overcoming Scotland’s score of 224-9 in 50 overs. Scotland won the toss and elected to bat, hoping for a big total that would put pressure on the Afghan batsmen. However, they were... 

Afghanistan look to continue winning ways against Scotland

Afghanistan look to continue winning ways against Scotland
Tweet Afghanistan will aim to repeat the success they had in beating Scotland in the four-day game, when they face the same opponents in two ODIs. The first match starts later today, while the second game – and the final game of the tour – is tomorrow. Both games will be played in Ayr, at the same ground where Afghanistan thrashed Scotland by 229 runs in the Intercontinental Cup game. Hamid... 

Teams confirmed for Asian Games

Tweet The teams for the Twenty20 cricket event in the Asian Games in Guangzhou, the XVI Asiad, have been confirmed. Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka will compete along with Afghanistan. India announced that they won’t be sending a team a few months due to their busy calendar. The match-schedule has yet to be finalized though in the... 

Hassan stars as Afghanistan win

Hassan stars as Afghanistan win
Tweet Afghanistan 435 (Shenwari 102, Stanikzai 93) and 249 for 5 dec (Shahzad 105*) beat Scotland 139 (Nel 36, Hassan 6-40) and 316 (Chalmers 67, Hassan 5-114) by 229 runs Hamid Hassan followed up his six wickets in the first innings with another five in the second, as Afghanistan beat Scotland by 229 runs to go to the top of the Intercontinental Cup table. Scotland were resilient throughout the... 
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