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Asghar Afghan returns as Afghanistan captain

KABUL: Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the 2015 World Cup, was originally dumped in May, with senior players including ...

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Rahmat Shah makes first Afghanistan Test hundred

CHITTAGONG: Rahmat Shah became the first from Afghanistan to hit a Test hundred as a resolute batting performance against Bangladesh earned them the first-day honors. Rahmat’s 102 and Asghar Afghan’s 88 not out led Afghanistan to 271-5 at stumps in the one-off Test, the visitors’ third ever. Rahmat and Asghar ...

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Afghan spin the key for new captain at World Cup

KABUL: Afghanistan’s World Cup preparations were thrown off kilter when they controversially decided to replace successful captain Asghar Afghan with the little-known Gulbadin Naib two months before the tournament. Under Asghar, Afghanistan had made serious progress, beating Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at last year’s Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates ...

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Gulbadin Naib-led Afghan World Cup squad

KABUL: The inclusion of Asghar Afghan, the former captain, and the return of Hamid Hassan, the fast bowler, was the big news as Afghanistan announced their 15-man squad for the ICC Men s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Monday. Hassan, 31-year-old fast bowler, last played the sport at a senior ...

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