Not many teams have made a rapid stride in international cricket as Afghanistan. It was only in 2013 that they became an Associate member. And within four years, they have become a full member. What is even more remarkable is that they did all this without proper infrastructure.
The war-ravaged country has very little to provide for its cricketers at the basic level. However, it did not stop them from making unprecedented progress in the game. And the latest video perhaps makes it clear how the Afghans have excelled so well despite the lack of proper infrastructure. The video shows the players practicing close-in fielding with the help of tyre.
The players are stationed at the usual fielding positions and are trying to catch the ball which is being reflected by the tyre kept on the pitch.
Here is a clip showing the same:
World Cup qualifiers:
Meanwhile, Afghanistan are gearing up for the World Cup qualifiers at the moment. They start their campaign on March 4 against Scotland in Bulawayo. The final of the tournament will be played on March 25 in Harare.
The two teams in the tournament will qualify for the ICC World Cup in 2019 in the United Kingdom. Afghanistan have warmed-up for the main event in style by beating two-time former world champions Windies by 29 runs in a warm-up match at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
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