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Afghanistan v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Dehradun

How an Afghan blockbuster wowed Dehradun

Jun 4, 2018: They fought, they danced, they chased records and took a crowd of strangers along in a town that reminds them of home

Sidharth Monga in Dehradun


The very best year of them all

Dec 31, 2017: Afghanistan have had an incredible run in international cricket since 2010, but with multiple series wins, and Test status, 2017 has been truly special

Peter Della Penna

MCC v Afghanistan, Lord's

Afghanistan take over the Home of Cricket

Jul 12, 2017: They lit up their country's first match at the home of cricket, against MCC, with blaring music, echoing chants and vibrant outfits

Peter Della Penna at Lord's

MCC v Afghanistan, Lord's

Shapoor brightens Afghanistan's famous Lord's day

Jul 11, 2017: Shapoor Zadran gave the large contingent of Afghanistan fans plenty to cheer at Lord's during their historic first match at the ground before the weather closed in

Peter Della Penna at Lord's

'I want to see Afghanistan at No. 5 in the rankings'

Apr 28, 2017: Atif Mashal, the chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, talks about his plans for cricket in the country during his tenure

Interview by Peter Della Penna

World T20 2016

Shapoor, Hassan return to Afghanistan squad for World T20

Feb 9, 2016: Afghanistan have recalled the pace pair of Shapoor Zadran and Hamid Hassan for the World Twenty20 in India, which starts in March, although Hassan is not a part of the squad for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh which will be played in February

ESPNcricinfo staff

Assessing the Associates - Afghanistan

A lesson in pragmatism for passionate Afghanistan

Mar 16, 2015: Afghanistan's rapid climb up cricket's world order created plenty of excitement and expectations around the team. The World Cup gave them a chance to gauge their strengths and they strengthened their case for more exposure

Abhishek Purohit

World Cup 2015

Eliminated XI: The best of the rest

Mar 15, 2015: Their teams may have missed out on the knockout berth, but their bright individual performances left a mark on the tournament

Arun Venugopal

Australia v Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Group A, Perth

Shapoor Zadran: Stallion bucking at a gate

Mar 3, 2015: Shapoor Zadran has already become a cult figure and now Afghanistan's shock-haired fast bowler faces Australia backed by the quickest, bounciest pitch in the World Cup

Jarrod Kimber

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

History for Afghanistan, heartbreak for Scotland

Feb 26, 2015: Afghanistan's last-wicket pair hauled them to a famous one-wicket victory in Dunedin against Scotland, following an epic innings by Samiullah Shenwari

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Borrowed boots and a busted bat

Feb 22, 2015: Plays of the day from the game between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in Dunedin

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

Afg v Ban, Group A, Canberra

This is how good the World Cup could be

Feb 18, 2015: Hamid's headband, Shapoor's distance sprint to the wicket, and Mirwais' shining scalp provided examples of the glories of an inclusive global tournament

Andy Zaltzman

Afghanistan v Bangladesh, Group A, Canberra

Afghanistan plant the flag

Feb 18, 2015: Afghanistan's first World Cup could be their last, but no one who saw the passionate scenes of their opening game will want that outcome

Jarrod Kimber in Canberra

World Cup 2015

Afghanistan have pace to test India

Feb 9, 2015: Mohammad Nabi said Afghanistan have learned some lessons from the World T20 and believes a squad tailored to Australian and New Zealand conditions can "hopefully go to the second round"

Daniel Brettig

Afghanistan v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Fatullah

Afghanistan bowl with pace and promise

Feb 27, 2014: Afghanistan's bowlers may have been fighting it out mainly at Associate level in the past, but for large periods on Thursday, Pakistan had no answer to their pace or accuracy

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Fatullah

'I am angry every time I bowl'

Feb 12, 2013: Shapoor Zadran talks about cranking himself up, his favourite bowler, and playing in the BPL

Interview by Mohammad Isam

Afghanistan v England, World T20 2012, Group A, Colombo

Defending champions aim for safe start

Sep 20, 2012: ESPNcricinfo previews the Group A World Twenty20 match between Afghanistan and England in Colombo

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Afghanistan v India, World T20 2012, Group A, Colombo

Afghanistan give India scare but run out of gas

Sep 19, 2012: Bubbling with enthusiasm and energy, Afghanistan gave India a scare with the ball and a half with the bat, but 20 overs proved to be too long a time for them to sustain that quality and keenness

The Report by Sidharth Monga

Afghanistan v Scotland, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers

Afghanistan secure second win

Feb 10, 2010: Afghanistan continued their seemingly inexorable march to the World Twenty20 with a 14-run win over Scotland at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Netherlands v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Amstelveen

ten Doeschate class sinks Afghanistan

Aug 30, 2009: Ryan ten Doeschate used all his all-round experience to deny Afghanistan their second ODI victory, in a tense encounter at Amstelveen which Netherlands won by eight runs

ESPNcricinfo staff
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