Afghanistan Vs England
ICC Cricket World Cup
13th Match, October 15, 2023, Delhi
England won the toss, and they decided to field first.
Afghanistan’s all-round performance crashed England, the 2019 champions.
Afghanistan will fancy their chances again next game in Chennai, where they will face New Zealand, on the back of this win.
It was a very proud moment for Afghanistan- to be here at the World Cup and beat the champions. This is a great achievement for the whole team, and this is the kind of opportunity we have been working hard for. Wonderful performances by the bowlers and the batters. As a spinner, it is pretty hard to bowl in the powerplay. But I have been working in the nets. There is not much room for error to bowl wide, so I have tried to bowl wicket-to-wicket. We knew that Dew would play some part, and that is why I wanted to bowl in the powerplay. The ball was holding a little bit as well. Even if there was dew, I was mentally prepared. Not to give much room and bowl in the right areas.
Afghanistan captain, Hashmatullah Shahidi
I am quite happy and all my team members are happy. This was the best win. The confidence will be there for the next game and the whole Afghanistan will be happy and proud with this win. We had a good start and credit goes to Gurbaz for that. He was with us from last two years but did not get too many chances. Me and the coach believed in him and we really appreciate his effort.