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Afghanistan need more cricket against top teams, says Ashraf

26th June, 2019 10:38:09 printer

Afghanistan international Mirwais Ashraf says the minnows need more experience against cricket’s top teams in order to make progress after a chastening World Cup campaign, reports AFP.

The Afghans have lost all seven of their matches in England and Wales so far, although they came agonisingly close to pulling off a major upset against India.

“We must remember that these are very tough sides and they were never going to be easy for Afghanistan to beat, so the expectation from the nation going into those games was not too high,” he wrote in an International Cricket Council column.

“Nevertheless, they have done themselves proud with many of their performances, especially that match against India when we got so close (India won by 11 runs).”