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World Cup 2015 Review

Best innings of the tournament - Guptill, Smith, Shenwari

Mar 30, 2015: Among the many glittering innings in the 2015 World Cup, five stood out

Karthik Krishnaswamy

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 Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

'Did my job to stay till the end' - Shenwari

Feb 26, 2015: Almost a year on from engineering a landmark win against a Test-playing nation, Samiullah Shenwari was the architect of yet another historical step in the growth of Afghanistan cricket - their first World Cup win

Devashish Fuloria in Dunedin

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

Shenwari disappointed with batting slump

Feb 22, 2015: Sri Lanka were 51 for 4 and were teetering in chase of 233, but Afghanistan's inability to capitalise in their final few overs with the bat came back and prevented them from creating history

Andrew McGlashan in Dunedin

Afg v Ban, Group A, Canberra

Umpiring confusion reigns again

Feb 18, 2015: It took only seven balls for Samiullah Shenwari's delight at Afghanistan's first appearance in a World Cup to descend into personal disaster as the focus turned once again onto umpiring confusion

ESPNcricinfo staff

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 warm-ups

Afghanistan edge high-scoring thriller

Feb 13, 2015: UAE kept pace with the asking rate in their chase of 309 but regular wickets ensured Afghanistan wrapped up a 14-run win with 10 balls still left to play

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Ireland, Dubai Triangular Series

Zadran onslaught too much for Ireland

Jan 17, 2015: Afghanistan responded to their heavy defeat against Scotland by inflicting a 71-run loss on Ireland which means the final match on Monday will decide who comes out on top

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Bulawayo

Williams fifty sets up easy win for Zimbabwe

Jul 18, 2014: Sean Williams' 65-ball 70 was the leading performance in Zimbabwe's comfortable six-wicket win against Afghanistan in Bulawayo that gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the four-match ODI series

ESPNcricinfo staff

ACC Premier League 2014

Afghanistan, Nepal wins lead to three-way tie

May 5, 2014: A round-up for ACC Premier League matches played on May 5, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

ACC Premier League 2014

Afghanistan, Nepal maintain ascendency

May 2, 2014: A round-up for ACC Premier League matches played on May 2, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Asia Cup, Fatullah

Stanikzai and Shenwari engineer expert escape

Mar 1, 2014: Afghanistan's dramatic sixth-wicket partnership, particularly Asghar Stanikzai's innings, was a window into the mentality of Associate cricketers; the concept of going for broke against a top side is no longer considered the only route to success

Mohammad Isam in Fatullah

Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Asia Cup, Fatullah

Bangladesh's first-encounter blues, Afghan's first

Mar 1, 2014: Stats highlights from Afghanistan's landmark win against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, in Fatullah

Shiva Jayaraman

Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Asia Cup, Fatullah

Afghanistan pull off landmark upset

Mar 1, 2014: Playing in the Asia Cup for the first time, Afghanistan not only defeated Bangladesh, the Test-playing hosts, they almost managed to sneak out a bonus point too

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Group B

Afghanistan qualify, PNG and Scotland stay alive

Nov 24, 2013: A round-up of Group B matches of the World Twenty20 qualifiers played on November 24, 2013

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Scotland, WCL Championship, Sharjah

Mangal ton sets up comprehensive Afghanistan win

Mar 6, 2013: Afghanistan cruised to a seven-wicket win over Scotland at an ICC World Cricket League championship match in Dubai on Wednesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Australia, only ODI, Sharjah

Afghanistan ready for 'huge moment'

Aug 25, 2012: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the one-off ODI between Afghanistan and Australia in Sharjah

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Canada v Afghanistan, World T20 Qualifier 2011-12, Dubai

Shenwari shines for Afghanistan

Mar 18, 2012: Afghanistan maintained their perfect record in Group A thanks to a superb all-round effort by Samiullah Shenwari that helped them beat Canada by 41 runs at the ICC Global Cricket Academy

Peter Della Penna in Dubai
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