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Afghan captain Rashid Khan opens about semi-final defeat

Afghanistan created history as they qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 semi-final for the first time after defeating Bangladesh.

Afghan skipper Rashid Khan opens up about the semi-final defeat against South Africa. South Africa thrashed Afghans in a knockout match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

“It was tough for us as a team. We might have done better, but the conditions didn’t allow us to do what we wanted. That’s how T20 cricket is; you need to be ready for all conditions,” Rashid said during the post-match conference.

Commenting on the bowling performance of the team, Rashid Khan said that Afghan bowlers have played exceptionally well throughout the tournament.

“I think they bowled really well. I think we got good success in this tournament because the seamers bowled really well, you need good starts. I think we were unlucky with Mujeeb’s injury, but our seamers and even Nabi bowled brilliantly with the new ball. That made our job easier as spinners,” he said.

Afghanistan created history as they qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 semi-final for the first time after defeating Bangladesh.

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The Afghan team defeated Bangladesh on the DLS method and advanced to the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024. They will be playing against South Africa in a crucial match. Meanwhile, England and India will also play in the semi-final.

Afghanistan played its semi-final match against South Africa on June 27th, 2024 at Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad. England will also play the second semi-final against England on the same day. Videos of celebrations taking place across Afghanistan emerged on social media.

Afghans were jubilant after the team progressed to the semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup. The sitting Taliban government in Afghanistan thanked India for supporting Afghan cricket. , “We are thankful for India’s continuous help in capacity building of the Afghan Cricket Team. We really appreciate that,” WION news quoted them as saying.