The story of Afghanistan Cricket Team is inspiring for every single individual on this planet.
The war-torn nation which is trying their best to get back to normal routine has got new hope in the form a sport. Afghanistan Cricket Team has become a success story in the world cricket.
The Afghanistan Cricket Team may not be world beaters yet but they are made rapid strides in the sport. Recently they got awarded with Test status by ICC for their constant growth in the sport.
We giving tribute to Cricket Afghanistan for providing new hope to the nation and the world.
Rise of Cricket Afghanistan
The Rise of Cricket Afghanistan is nothing short of a fairytale story. Few refugees who learned their cricket skills in Pakistan made a big impact on the associate nation.
The first major breakthrough for Afghanistan came in 2012 T20 world cup. Since then they never looked back. From the lower division of ICC Cricket league to the league one journey was quicker than any other associate nations.
They just not winning the matches at associates but dismantling each and every one of them. The team made into their first 50 over the world cup in 2015.
unlike the other associate nation, Afghanistan never felt like one season wonder. They played some really good cricket.
The biggest victory of the Afghans came against West Indies in world twent20 in India. The West Indies went on to win the tournament. The Afghanistan cricket team have made rapid strides since they got ODI status. They defeated full members like West Indies and Zimbabwe in the process.
All the consistency at Associate level along with Ireland earned them Test Status this year. The two nations now will get to play test matches.
Cricket Afghanistan has one of the best domestic cricket structure even if you compare it with full test playing nations. They have 4-day competition Ahmad Shah Abdali, one-day tournament Ghazi Amanullah Khan and recently they started twenty20 Shpageeza franchise league.
The well-structured tournament has given players edge when they go against other associate nation who do not play cricket as much as Afghanistan Cricket team players.
The domestic tournaments in the nation now will get first class, list-A, and twenty20 status.
Afghanistan U19 team is regular in the ICC U-19 cricket world cup. The junior is started to show dominances in the u19 circuit. They are few names in that u-19 team who can become the star of the crickting world in future.
Making 16-year-old players play in the domestic senior teams have helped Afghanistan cricket immensely. Players are Darwish Rasool have started to show their talent at u19 level.
What Is Ahead for Afghanistan Cricket Team
lot of Afghanistan players are making into to the top twenty20 leagues around the world. Players like Rashid Khan is one of the hottest property going around in the world cricket.
The youngster has bright future ahead of him, he along with his senior player Mohammad Nabi was first two players in cash Rich Indian premier league.
Afghanistan most likely to make their test debut against Zimbabwe later this year.
Afghanistan cricket is definitely on right track, comment down below if you think Afghanistan can match some of the top test playing nations in 5 years.