Past Performances

2007 Did not play
2009 Did not play
2010 Group Stage
2012 Group Stage
Afghanistan’s rise to international cricketing prominence has been one of the most remarkable stories of recent times. In 2013 it won 26 of 28 matches in all formats against other Associate or Affiliate nations apart from Ireland. This is its third ICC Global Event following its debut at the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean, where it was defeated by India and South Africa in the Group Stage. In the 2012 tournament, itlost by only 23 runs to India before losing more comprehensively, by 116 runs, to England. Seven members of the 2010 squad also played in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013 last November, a game it lost to Ireland. It had already secured qualification for the ICC World Twenty20 2014 with a 34-runs victory over Kenya at Sharjah. That match included one of three man-of-the-match performances by leg-spinner Samiullah Shenwari, who was named player of the tournament. He finished joint third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 16 wickets at 8.25 and an excellent economy rate of only 5.28. Prior to its success in qualifying for this tournament, Afghanistan finished runner-up in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship to secure qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia New Zealand, its first 50-over ICC Global Event.


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