Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan hopeful of doing well in Asia Cup 2018

Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan hopeful of doing well in Asia Cup 2018

first_imgAfghanistan captain Asghar Afghan said that his team is here to play good cricket and not just compete and he is hoping that Afghanistan will put up a solid show in the tournament.The Afghan-led Afghanistan side will begin the tournament on September 17 against Sri Lanka and Afghan feels that they are well prepared to take on Angelo Mathews’s depleted Lankan side.”We are not here just to play but to perform. Our players have got enough experience playing big international matches. They have performed well in leading cricket leagues so we are hopeful of doing well in this tournament as well.””Sri Lanka is an experienced side. We have had some good matches against them, be it in World Cup, T20 format or one-day matches. We are confident that we can perform well against them,” Aghan told ANI.Eyes on the prize.The 6 captains pose with the trophy ahead of the #AsiaCup2018 opening game on Saturday! pic.twitter.com/81AG8IQSLzAsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 14, 2018Reflecting on the much anticipated India-Pakistan clash, the right-hand batsman said that the match is going to be the best match of the tournament as the cricketing tussle between these two nations is of another level.”India-Pakistan clash will be the best match of the tournament as whenever these two nations go against each other, people from around the world show interest, Moreover, the cricketing tussle between India and Pakistan is of another level.Both the teams have got good combination as well. While India are coming after competing in tough England conditions, Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistani side is also doing very well,” he added.advertisementAfter their clash with Sri Lanika, Afghanistan will clash with Bangladesh on September 20.(With inputs from ANI)last_img


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