Asghar Afghan, the previous Afghanistan captain, has confidently expressed brave prediction for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.
T20 World Cup 2024
The event, scheduled for June within the West Indies and the United States of America (USA) following the conclusion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, has garnered heightened pleasure as 20 groups brace themselves for an intensely aggressive showdown. This occasion marks a major event as it’s the first ICC World Cup hosted by the West Indies for the reason that 2010 T20 World Cup, offering a singular platform for the USA to exhibit its cricketing prowess on the worldwide stage.
Asghar Afghan’s fearless prediction
Now in an unique interview to The Instances of India, Asghar positioned confidence within the Afghan facet qualifying for the highest 4, attributing it to the similarities in taking part in situations between the Caribbean and Asia. Drawing inspiration from the workforce’s current ODI World Cup outcomes, Asghar believed this success will propel them to larger heights within the T20 format.
“Afghanistan ought to play the semi-final of the T20 World Cup as a result of, within the USA and West Indies, they’ll discover the identical type of situations as it’s in Asia. There, bowlers get spin, and the ball typically comes late on the bat. And that would play to our benefit,” Asghar mentioned.
“And with the form of outcomes they obtained within the ODI World Cup, Afghanistan ought to positively play the semi-final of the World Cup. However they should work extraordinarily laborious for that. And if they might consider in themselves, nothing is inconceivable for Afghanistan,” the 37-year-old added.
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Asghar believes to see totally different Afghanistan within the upcoming mega occasion
Asghar underscored the significance of partaking in additional aggressive matches towards top-ranked sides, viewing it as a catalyst for Afghanistan to outperform their current ODI World Cup efficiency. Emphasizing the necessity for thorough preparation, just like the strategy taken earlier than the just lately concluded ODI version, he remained hopeful regardless of sporadic victories previously.
“If this Afghanistan facet continues to play residence and away sequence towards the larger sides, I’m sure that we’ll see a special Afghanistan within the T20 World Cup. Folks will get pleasure from our cricket, and it will likely be significantly better than this ODI World Cup,” the Kabul-born cricketer acknowledged.
“We had a superb preparation for the ODI World Cup, and now we have sufficient time to organize for the T20 World Cup now. I can’t say proper now who’s going to carry out or not. Everyone has the possibility, however it is very important put together the workforce first. If we play some large matches and work on our strategy, I’m certain that we’ll play 90 p.c higher than our final T20 World Cup,” Asghar concluded.