ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Afghanistan review: Selection blunders, off-field turmoil mark disappointing campaign for Afghans
A semi-final spot was never a realistic prospect, but Afghanistan were not here to make up the numbers, a new force rather than a novelty act.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: The trials of Gulbadin Naib; how Afghanistan's captain has been undone by his own best qualities
Gulbadin Naib has batted at every position for Afghanistan from one to nine, opened the bowling and bowled at the death, in the middle overs, or not at all. The only fitting description of his job to date has been 'whatever needs doing'.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons' Twitter outburst against chief selector reveals signs of trouble within team
Afghanistan look in disarray on and off the field at the World Cup with coach Phil Simmons' Twitter outburst revealing signs of troubles within the team.
Why Asghar Afghan's ouster as Afghanistan skipper just before World Cup is neither timely, nor altogether seemly
Even those who feel that Asghar Afghan's removal as Afghanistan captain is long overdue will concede that he appears to have been axed for all the wrong reasons.