The rise of Afghanistan cricket at the international level has been one of the most inspiring stories in world cricket as they are now considered a proper threat by all sides. However, the blue shirts have underperformed in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 especially due to the off-field issues.
The Afghan side was recently defeated at the hands of Bangladesh which has strengthened the latter’s position in the points table. Head coach of Bangladesh, Steve Rhodes has applauded the Afghanistan side for coming through the ranks in an impressive manner.
“We certainly don't fear them, we're ready to take them on. But you know what, I am really proud of Afghanistan's rise. For Afghanistan to do what they've done is an amazing effort with the troubles and problems they've had back home,” he said before the game.