World Cup 2019: Top 5  Afghan Players who can create a name for Afghanistan

Ankit Kumar
Afghanistan Players  World Cup 2019

List of top 5 Afghan Players who are here to slay

We have heard many stories of rags to riches, the story of Afghanistan cricket team is no different. From playing into refugee camps to playing the sport at the highest level, Afghanistan has really come a long way. They almost defeated India in the recent Asia Cup.  However, the match ended as a tie. This team is the latest to join the elite list of Test playing Cricket nation.  Here is a list of 5 Afghan players who are here to slay.

Afghanistan has left behind teams like Ireland and Zimbabwe to reach here in World Cup 2019.  There are some exciting players in the ODI set-up of Afghanistan team who can give a taste of win to the team in their last two matches.

  1. Rashid Khan

There can’t be second thoughts on this guy is the best in the setup. Currently positioned at the 2nd position in ODI bowling rankings, Rashid Khan is one of the best in business when it comes to leg-spin. He may have not looked that good in the World Cup till now, but he surely can get any batsman into trouble if the ball meets the right pitch and condition.

  1. Mohammad Nabi

This guy has loads of experience and has played cricket all-round the globe. Not just with the off-break, he is equally good with the bat too. Former captain of Afghanistan can change the course of the match by using a long handle. Afghanistan might not have the chance of making into going into the second stage but like the captain said they can sink other teams.  Mohammad Nabi could be the key player to give Afghanistan a taste of win in this World Cup.

  1. Gulbadin Naib

The hard-hitting all-rounder was made the captain of the team after seeing calmness and composure in him. He flexes his strong muscles every time he gets a wicket while he leads the team with the ball. He can be very effective with the bat and the ball too.

  1. Mujeeb Ur Rahman

It rarely happens that three spinners find a place in playing eleven but such has the talent in this team that they play with three spinners. All the three spinners have made into the list because of the impact they make when they are in the team. He has the ability to ball with the new ball, and take wickets with them.

5     Hazratullah Zazai

The young sensation of the team who plays fearlessly while opening has found his place in the team because of the start he can give to the team. The left-handed batsman has the ability to hit boundaries at will. He scored a massive 162 runs innings against Ireland in just 62 balls in a T20 game which brought fame for him.

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