Afghanistan cricket “Minnows” in front the world cricket


Afghanistan cricket team is youngest team of the cricket word. Afghanistan doesn’t have longer cricket story. The Afghanistan Cricket Board was formed in 1995 and became an member of the International Cricket Council(ICC) in 200 and a member of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in 2003.[2] They are ranked 9th in International Twenty20 cricket as of 25 July 2015 ahead of full members Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. It called “minnows” among strong cricket played countries. The word has been regularly used by the media to describe cricket's new and low performance countries, usually affiliate and associate members of the International Cricket Council. "Minnows" are small freshwater fish. Afghanistan has received the title many times during its development of the game but perhaps now is the time for the media to drop it and move on.

Afghan team's defeat of Australia and later Sri Lanka was followed two weeks later with the Afghanistan National Team's defeat of Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2014.

Probably they weren't "sky falling in" events, but they were very important victories for Afghanistan against full member, test cricket playing nations with long histories in cricket. Only 14 years ago there was little or no formal cricket in Afghanistan.

The commitment and determination of those development years has growth over the past 12 months in new achievements for Afghanistan cricket with the qualification of the Under-19 Team for the World Cup 2014 and the National Team's qualification for the ICC World Twenty20 Cup 2014 and the World Cup 2015. In addition, in June 2013 Afghanistan was raised to the status of an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council.

Commentators during Afghanistan's matches in the Asia Cup - wins and losses - have been generous in their praise of the Afghan team, especially of the bowlers. The national team clearly needs an improvement in their batting.

captain of the national team Mohammad Nabi, said after Afghanistan's loss to India in the Asian Cup: "We have not come here to win the Asia Cup. We are here to perform and learn something from the Test playing nations. We have done a good job, having won against Bangladesh. It`s a good sign for Afghanistan cricket. We are just missing good middle order batsmen. We will work hard and learn.

He believes that high level playing experience is all that Afghanistan lacks. "At present they don't have many technical problems. When they play more regularly against top teams of the world they will learn these skills. They will be an explosive team.''

Afghanistan has provided numerous surprises during its fast rise in the cricket world and is likely to continue to do so with the innate skill and dogged determination of the young Afghan cricketers. Afghanistan cricket has clearly reached a new high. It is becoming recognized as a significant presence in international cricket. It's time for the media to drop the media's "minnow" tag. Team Afghanistan proved its growth in the cricket world with cricket betting line.

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