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Afghanistan may stun some rivals in World Cup

Afghanistan may stun some rivals in World Cup

Apr 23, 2019 - 13:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon my spring surprises on some rivals at the upcoming ICC Worldinfo-icon Cup 2018, predicts the Zimbabwe coach.

Afghanistan’s spin attack could help turn the tables on their opponents at the mega event, Lalchand Rajput was quoted as saying by an Indian news agency.

The Press Trust of India quoted Rajput as saying: “Afghanistan have got one of the best bowling attacks, especially [their] spinners.”

He said: “In England. if there is a good day when the ball grips and spins, I think they will change some of the games and they will upset some of the top teams as well.”

He opined Afghanistan’s batting would be a little bit on the slower side, as playing in England would difficult, The batsmen would need to adjust, he explained.

Rajpit added the Afghans could upset some of the bigger teams on a day where the ball gripped. To him, the main game-changer is Mohammad Shahzad.

If Shahzad goy going in the first half an hour or 45 minutes and managed to score quick runs, he could really change the game, he continued.

Rashid Khan will be an important cog in Afghanistan’s the wheel and Rajput, who has seen the leg-spinner from close quarters, dubbed him as a “match-winner”.

With loads of experience in IPL, Big Bash, Caribbean League, ace spinner Rashid Khan could be a match-winner, the Zimbabwean coach believed.

 “A lot of people have started hitting him, but as I said in England, if it is a helpful wicket where the ball grips, so it will be difficult to hit him.

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