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Shahzad back in Afghanistan squad for Zimbabwe series

Jan 7, 2018: Samiullah Shenwari is back after being rested for the ODIs against Ireland, while Hamid Hassan, who last played international cricket in July 2016, makes a comeback to the T20I squad

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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

Marylebone Cricket Club

Afghanistan lined up to play MCC at Lord's

Apr 7, 2017: Afghanistan will take part in their maiden fixture at Lord's this summer, with New Zealand's former captain Brendon McCullum lined up to captain MCC in a 50-over contest

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Know Your Associates

Time to set the record straight

Mar 1, 2016: Afghanistan have fallen short of expectations in ICC tournaments, but recent form makes them favourites to qualify

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

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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

Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

Home-bound England fear one last shock

Mar 12, 2015: Having been dumped from the World Cup by Bangladesh, England will be petrified of finishing their tournament with another loss to a lower-ranked team. Afghanistan, meanwhile, will look to make the most of their last chance in the game's shop window

The Preview by Daniel Brettig

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

Speeding upwards

Dec 25, 2013: Afghanistan's year included a historic World Cup qualification and a near-perfect record against all Associates and Affiliates except Ireland

Tim Wigmore

Where do Afghanistan go next?

Oct 10, 2013: The national team is making headlines, their domestic cricket is thriving, and money is not an issue. So what's holding them back?

Tim Wigmore

Afghanistan v Kenya, WCL, Sharjah

Hassan, Mangal seal eight-wicket win

Oct 2, 2013: Hamid Hassan's four-for and Mangal's unbeaten 52 scripted an eight-wicket win for Afghanistan over Kenya in Sharjah

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Namibia v Afghanistan, WCL Championship, Windhoek

All-round Afghanistan down Namibia

Aug 11, 2013: Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi's 23-ball 46 ensured Mohammad Shahzad's half-century and Hamid Hassan's 4 for 32 were match-winning efforts despite a middle-order collapse against Namibia in Windhoek

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Afghanistan v Scotland, 2nd T20I Sharjah

Shahzad, Hassan help Afghanistan make it 2-0

Mar 5, 2013: Afghanistan wrapped up the Twenty20 series against Scotland 2-0 with another thumping win in Sharjah

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Barisal Burners v Rangpur Riders, BPL, Mirpur

Rangpur Riders crash out of BPL

Feb 14, 2013: Barisal Burners, by defeating Rangpur Riders by 26 runs, helped Duronto Rajshahi claim a place in the final four of the BPL

The Report by Mohammad Isam

World Twenty20 players to watch - 5

Men with points to prove

Sep 11, 2012: Part five of our look at players in focus at the World Twenty20 features a number of cricketers with plenty to play for

Brydon Coverdale, Firdose Moonda, Siddhartha Talya, Ger Siggins, Umar Farooq

ICC World Twenty20 2012

Hamid Hassan returns for Afghanistan

Aug 25, 2012: New-ball bowler Hamid Hassan, who has been out with injury since January, has made a return to the Afghanistan squad for September's World Twenty20

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