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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

The best is yet to come… Afghanistan issues warning after reaching Super 8


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Jonathan Trott is the head coach of the Afghanistan team Under the captaincy of Rashid Khan, Afghanistan team has reached the Super 8

New Delhi. Afghanistan cricket team head coach Jonathan Trott is very happy with the team reaching the Super 8 of the T20 World Cup 2024. However, he/she says that the best of the Afghan team is yet to come. Trott said that Afghanistan has to play one match against West Indies in the league stage. It will be seen in this match where their team is. Afghanistan defeated Papua New Guinea by 7 wickets on Thursday to make it to the Super Eight with their third consecutive win in the group. With this result, New Zealand, who made it to the final of the 2021 tournament, was eliminated.

Former England player Jonathan Trott said, ‘We still have one match left, an important group match, and it will be a good measure of where we are against the strong West Indies team, which won a great match last night (against New Zealand). So it is good to win tonight and qualify like this. It is a good feeling to come to the World Cup and win three matches, but also to accept the reality that we have not won anything yet. We have to play some important cricket matches in which we have to perform well.

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Was disappointed for not getting a chance in IPL, but as soon as he/she came in World Cup, he/she created a furore, played a big role in taking the team to Super 8

Match with India on 20 June
Afghanistan has performed brilliantly in the current World Cup under the leadership of charismatic all-rounder Rashid Khan. Players like fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi have also performed well. Farooqi has taken 12 wickets so far. Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran are also in good form with the bat. The team will face India in its first Super 8 match in Barbados on June 20.

‘The Afghanistan team is very talented’
Trott said, ‘I believe we are very talented and when we play our best cricket we can compete with anyone. We have seen this. I think we have still not played our best game. There are still some things we need to work on and we will work on them in the next few days to give ourselves the best chance to beat the major teams.’ This former England batsman praised Farooqi and credited bowling coach Hamid Hassan for grooming him/her. he/she has contributed a lot in taking Afghanistan to the Super 8.

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