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Super Eight Group 1 preview: Bangladesh up against two former champions

With the stage set for an exciting Super Eights phase of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, the two groups exhibit the potential for intense competition to secure the semi-final berths. In Group 1, India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be joined by the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 champions, Australia, with each team set to go all out for the top two spots on the group table. Let’s dive deeper into what Group 1 has to offer in the second round of the tournament.

All the records broken during West Indies' stunning T20 World Cup innings

We look at all the records that were broken during West Indies' innings of their ICC Men's T20 World Cup clash against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan replace injured Mujeeb with Zazai

Hazratullah, who has played 43 T20Is, was named as a replacement after Mujeeb was ruled out due to an injury to his right index finger.

Afghanistan secure Super Eight spot with PNG win as NZ eliminated

Afghanistan underlined their growing status as the dark horses of the 2024 T20 World Cup with a seven-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea on Thursday to advance to the Super Eight phase of the competition and send New Zealand crashing out.

Afghanistan have the batting to chase 200: Rashid

“T20 cricket is all about the mindset. As long as you have the right mindset and you have the belief that you can do it, anything is possible.”

Young Afghan side 'among the favourites'

A young Afghan side with an average age of just 25 have vowed to give audiences back home rare cause for jubilation at the T20 World Cup after a breakthrough performance at the 50-over showpiece.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Group C preview

West Indies and New Zealand are the top-ranked teams in Group C, but will face strong resistance from Afghanistan, Uganda and Papua New Guinea as they aim to make it through to the second round.

Gurbaz leaves ill mother's bedside to help send Kolkata into IPL final

Rahmanullah Gurbaz left his hospitalised mother's bedside in Afghanistan to play a pivotal role in propelling Kolkata Knight Riders into the final on his first IPL appearance this season.

Afghanistan call for 'politics-free cricket' after Australia scrap T20s

Afghanistan cricket bosses Wednesday expressed disappointment that Australia had scrapped a men's T20 series because of deteriorating women's rights in the Taliban-ruled country and called for "politics-free cricket".

February 28, 2024
February 28, 2024

Test match venue shifted for school sports competition

The venue for the eagerly anticipated Test match between Afghanistan and Ireland has been relocated to accommodate a local school sports competition in Abu Dhabi.

February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024

Gurbaz in line for debut as Afghanistan name Test squad

Rashid Khan, who is still recovering from the lower-back surgery, is not part of the squad. Afghanistan have added additional spin cover in the form of leg-spinner Khalil Gurbaz

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Afghanistan win three-run thriller, but Sri Lanka take T20 series

Afghanistan salvaged some pride on Wednesday when they secured a nail-biting three-run win over hosts Sri Lanka in the third T20 international, the last game of their multi-format tour.

February 12, 2024
February 12, 2024

SL beat Afghanistan in second ODI to seal series

Sri Lanka sealed a commanding 155-run victory over Afghanistan in the second one-day international on Sunday in Kandy, securing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024

Sri Lanka celebrate 10-wicket win against Afghanistan

Sri Lanka wrapped up a comfortable 10-wicket win in the one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Colombo on Monday.

February 4, 2024
February 4, 2024

Afghanistan bowl out hosts Sri Lanka for 439

Sri Lanka collapsed from 427 for six to 439 all out on the third day of their one-off Test against Afghanistan on Sunday, with one of their batsmen forced off the field after being hit on the helmet.

February 3, 2024
February 3, 2024

Sri Lanka power ahead after Mathews, Chandimal fifties

The hosts were leading by 89 runs in Colombo after elegant stroke play by the two experienced batsmen

February 2, 2024
February 2, 2024

Sri Lanka openers take command in Afghanistan Test

Afghanistan were 109-2 after mainstay Rahmat Shah steadied them after a shaky start but Sri Lanka's bowlers began to make inroads after lunch.

February 1, 2024
February 1, 2024

Sri Lanka keen on aggression in Afghanistan Test

Sri Lanka needs more on-field aggression to reestablish its Test prowess, new captain Dhananjaya de Silva said Thursday ahead of their one-off red-ball match against Afghanistan.

January 26, 2024
January 26, 2024

Death, destruction, and misery mean nothing to the merchants of war

How many more deaths will satisfy the war merchants’ thirst for profit?

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