We Should Play More Against Top Sides – Rashid Khan
We all know that teams like Afghanistan can get better if they get the opportunity to play against the top teams. The Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan has urged the International Cricket Council to give his team more chances of playing against the top sides. Afghanistan has shown an upward swing in their improvement graph and they need more opportunities to compete with the best in the business.
A lot was expected from Afghanistan in the but they were not able to add the finishing touches to their innings. However, inexperience to finish off the crunch matches led to Afghanistan downfall and they need to get more opportunities.
The more we play, the better we get.
“We have played only twice against Australia, New Zealand, and England in the last five years. We would have known their strengths and weaknesses. It should be looked into. The best example is Bangladesh. They played a lot against South Africa and ended up having the best result against them in the World Cup. If we want to be a good side, we should play more against the top sides. Not one match in four years. These teams have four fast bowlers who bowl 140-plus. We play against Scotland and Ireland, and they hardly have a 140-plus bowler,” the captain lamented.
On the other hand, the final of the tri-series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan was abandoned due to rain. Thus, it was disappointing for both fans as well as the players.
The rain played a spoilsport.
“We were discussing this topic in the dressing room, how good it would be if there was a reserve day for the final. It is disappointing for a player to get the final rained off,” Rashid said.
“We have our domestic T20 competition, starting from October 7. From November 5, we have the West Indies series, so there’s a lot of cricket coming up.”
Afghanistan was able to stun Bangladesh in the one-off Test match and there is no doubt about the fact that the Afghan team will get better with time. Afghanistan will next play West Indies in the first T20I on 5th November at Dehradun.