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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib says Afghanistan need one good match to turn their campaign around
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib says Afghanistan need one good match to turn their campaign around

Afghanistan, who lost their first two matches against Australia and Sri Lanka, succumbed to a seven-wicket defeat to New Zealand on Saturday.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib blames poor bowling in first 10 overs as reason for loss
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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib blames poor bowling in first 10 overs as reason for loss

Skipper Gulbadin Naib admitted Afghanistan struggled in English conditions and blamed wayward bowling in the first 10 overs for their 34-run loss to Sri Lanka in the World Cup.

Kusal Perera, bowlers steal the show as Sri Lanka down Afghanistan in rain-curtailed Cricket World Cup match to get first points
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Kusal Perera, bowlers steal the show as Sri Lanka down Afghanistan in rain-curtailed Cricket World Cup match to get first points

Here are the best photos from Sri Lanka's 34-run win over Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Old flaws resurface as Gulbadin Naib's men revert to being plucky underdogs
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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Old flaws resurface as Gulbadin Naib's men revert to being plucky underdogs

For all the entertainment value, the chase, and indeed the game, was what Afghanistan’s fans would have feared. The wayward pace section with no appealing replacement, the rickety third leg of the spin tripod, the fragility of the batting, were enough to offset Nabi’s personal brilliance with the ball and Najibullah’s defiance with the bat.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Nuwan Pradeep's bowling heroics helps Islanders register win despite batting collapse
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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Nuwan Pradeep's bowling heroics helps Islanders register win despite batting collapse

Pacer Nuwan Pradeep registered career-best figures of 4/31 as Sri Lanka defended a low total against Afghanistan to register their first win of the World Cup

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Gulbadin Naib and Co eye second-ever win at tournament
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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Gulbadin Naib and Co eye second-ever win at tournament

Some valuable lessons in a loss to defending champion Australia, and a win over Pakistan in a warmup game last week in Bristol, have Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib feeling more confident about their chances.

Afghanistan vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib and Co's expected opening defeat produces few surprises
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Afghanistan vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib and Co's expected opening defeat produces few surprises

Afghanistan's loss against Australia was expected but there were few surprises in the manner of the defeat, if not the result itself, especially in the second innings.

Afghanistan vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: David Warner smashes unbeaten 89 to take Australia off to winning start
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Afghanistan vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: David Warner smashes unbeaten 89 to take Australia off to winning start

Australia bowled Afghanistan out for 207 in 38.2 overs on a warm day in Bristol and then made steady progress, reaching their target with more than 15 overs to spare, with Warner 89 not out.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Tour Diary: England's winning start, Pakistan's bouncer misery, a dreary opening party and more
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Tour Diary: England's winning start, Pakistan's bouncer misery, a dreary opening party and more

Australian journalist Geoff Lemon discusses the rain-plagued opening ceremony, the first two matches of the tournament and Chris from Love Island(?) in his World Cup tour diary.

Afghanistan vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Steve Smith, David Warner begin quest for redemption as Australia take on Afghanistan in opener
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Afghanistan vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Steve Smith, David Warner begin quest for redemption as Australia take on Afghanistan in opener

Five-time champions Australia will start as overwhelming favourites in Bristol against an Afghanistan side only playing their second 50-over World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib says Afghanistan will give 100 percent in their opening clash against Australia
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib says Afghanistan will give 100 percent in their opening clash against Australia

Much is being made of Afghanistan's outstanding spin bowling contingent, with Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi all high of the one-day international bowling rankings

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jason Roy smashes 89 to help England thrash Afghanistan by nine wickets in second warm-up fixture
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jason Roy smashes 89 to help England thrash Afghanistan by nine wickets in second warm-up fixture

Roy made 89 not out on his Surrey home ground on Monday as England hammered outsiders Afghanistan by nine wickets with nearly 200 balls to spare.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: From Pakistan's striking issues to Sri Lanka's mounting problems, lessons learnt in first two warm-up matches
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: From Pakistan's striking issues to Sri Lanka's mounting problems, lessons learnt in first two warm-up matches

As Pakistan faced Afghanistan and South Africa clashed Sri Lanka, we bring you the lessons learnt from the first two warm-up matches ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Warm-up Match, full cricket score: Afghanistan win by three wickets
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Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Warm-up Match, full cricket score: Afghanistan win by three wickets

Follow live updates of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at County Ground in Bristol.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Afghanistan preview: Gulbadin Naib and Co aim for semi-final spot as old guard look to bow out on high
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Afghanistan preview: Gulbadin Naib and Co aim for semi-final spot as old guard look to bow out on high

The ingredients are there for Afghanistan for a few upsets. Naib’s side will fancy their chances against Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh and in their final match against the West Indies, all of whom they have beaten before. In their other six matches, they will start as underdogs, though that label has rarely fazed them in the past.

Ireland vs Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad's blistering ton sets up vistors' 126-run win; series ends in 1-1 draw
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Ireland vs Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad's blistering ton sets up vistors' 126-run win; series ends in 1-1 draw

Mohammad Shahzad smashed a blistering 101 as Afghanistan fine-tuned their World Cup preparations with a 126-run thrashing of Ireland.

Ireland vs Afghanistan, Highlights, 2nd ODI at Belfast, Full cricket score: Afghanistan win by 126 runs
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Ireland vs Afghanistan, Highlights, 2nd ODI at Belfast, Full cricket score: Afghanistan win by 126 runs

Follow ball-by-ball commentary and LIVE scorecard of the second ODI of the series between Ireland and Afghanistan being played in Belfast

Ireland vs Afghanistan: Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin run riot as hosts record 72-run win in 1st ODI
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Ireland vs Afghanistan: Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin run riot as hosts record 72-run win in 1st ODI

Afghanistan's World Cup preparations suffered a setback as they crashed to a 72-run defeat against Ireland in Sunday's one-day international.

Samiullah Shinwari, Afghanistan all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Experienced campaigner will be looking to silence critics on big stage
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Samiullah Shinwari, Afghanistan all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Experienced campaigner will be looking to silence critics on big stage

Shinwari is a stubborn and unconventional lower-middle-order bat, whose experience and all-round abilities add depth to the Afghan squad.