Abu Dhabi:Afghanistan were very close to winning the match against Pakistan in this T20 World Cup but one bad over spoiled the work. Now Afghanistan is not wanting to leave any stone unturned against India.

The team has chosen who will replace Asghar Afghan, who recently retired against Namibia. All-rounder Sharafuddin Ashraf has been included by Afghanistan in their squad and may be seen playing against India tomorrow.

Ashraf, who made his T20 debut in the year 2015, has so far taken 5 wickets in his career. Although he took 3 of them in his first match itself. He played his last match against Zimbabwe in March last year at the Abu Dhabi ground where Afghanistan will face India tomorrow.

Ashraf has played 9 T20 matches so far and tomorrow he can be replaced in the team in place of injured Mujibur Rahman. Asghar Afghan scored 31 runs in 23 balls in his last match. Afghan was less a batsman and more bowler. He was bowled seldom.

Can win against India if scored well: Hassan

Senior pacer Hamid Hasan has said that Afghanistan are eyeing a semi-final spot after a stellar performance and their team will look to register a win against India, who are struggling to do well, in the T20 World Cup here on Wednesday. Is.

Afghanistan are currently in second place in Group II with four points while India are in danger of being knocked out of the league stage after two losses in two matches.

Hassan said that if his team wins the toss then the most important thing will be to score well. “We will have a good chance against India,” Hasan said on Tuesday. If we can score good scores, we can beat them with good bowling and good fielding.

Hasan, who has played 23 T20 Internationals so far, was asked if he would have a chance to take early wickets against the in-form India top order, he said, “It depends on the wicket, what kind of behavior it is.” We will see how it pans out and work on our plan. You can’t say anything before the match. But we will try our best to give our 100 per cent in the match, be it spinners or fast bowlers.

Hassan said that his team is focusing on one match at a time and they are aiming for a place in the semi-finals.

He said, “To be honest, we are focusing on one match at a time. But our plan is to qualify for the semi-finals.

Hassan, who took 3/9 in the previous match against Namibia, told a press conference on the eve of the match, “Afghanistan is a very good team, you can see that there has been a lot of improvement in batting, bowling and fielding. We have some of the best spinners in the world in (Mohammed) Nabi, Rashid (Khan) and Mujeeb (Ur Rahman). Now it’s a complete team.

“If you look at our top-order, sometimes they do well, sometimes they struggle but it’s a good sign that the middle order is scoring runs, especially the captain (Nabi),” he said.

The thirty-four-year-old fast bowler said, “The good thing is that we have not lost all the wickets so far and only five or six batsmen are getting out. Our batting is up to number 9 and most of the batsmen can play big shots. Even Rashid hasn’t got a chance to bat till now.

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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