Afghanistan have vastly improved the last time they featured in a World Cup. Led by then-skipper Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan could salvage just one win in the entire tournament and were knocked out of the World Cup at the end of the group stage.
This time, possessing a strong combination of youth and experience with quality players emerging over the last few years, Afghanistan have become a force to be reckoned with in the limited overs formats. They even recently beat Pakistan in the warm-up game ahead of the World Cup, indicating their sharp rise.
Positive about the prospects of Afghanistan in this year’s tournament, captain Gulbadin Naib is hopeful of his team learning from the mistakes of the 2015 WC campaign.
“If you look at the 2015 World Cup, we beat Scotland and we won game there but from here, we would try not to repeat the mistakes of 2015 as I have a great team here,” Naib confidently spoke.