Players excited about meeting India and England in the first round
Afghanistan is looking forward to making further strides on the international stage during the ICC World T20 2012.
After featuring in the ICC World T20 2010, the Associate nation has made it through to the 20-over showpiece again via the qualifying tournament.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad is excited at the prospect of facing India and England in Group A.
“After the World T20 in Caribbean we learned a lot of things and hopefully we [will] learn a lot [again],” Shahzad said at a press conference on Thursday.
“There was a big celebration in Afghanistan when we qualified for the World T20. People want us to win every time - the understanding of the game is probably not the best in Afghanistan.”
All-rounder Mohammad Nabi believes the number of multi-dimensional players in the Afghanistan ranks will boost their chances in Sri Lanka.
“[In the] Twenty20 format the plus point is, with four or five all-rounders in the team, we can do well. We also have two fast bowlers who bowl 140kph plus.”
Afghanistan faces Sri Lanka A in a warm-up game in Colombo on Saturday.