Pakistani bowling nice Wasim Akram has stated that the groups have to be cautious of a unit like Afghanistan, particularly within the T20 format, which is unpredictable and a staff can change the course of the sport.
Akram stated that whereas Afghanistan could not qualify past the Tremendous 12s stage, they may pose issues for groups combating for a spot within the knockouts. Afghanistan shall be coming into the primary spherical with a warm-up match victory over two-time and present defending champions West Indies.
“Groups should be cautious of Afghanistan, I’m telling you now. Other than their batting, their bowlers are thriller bowlers. There’s Rashid (Khan), Mujeeb Ur Rahman. There was a younger boy who performed within the PSL named Noor (Ahmad). He’s a 16-year-old and he’s a really totally different type of chinaman. You’ll be able to’t actually perceive his googly,” stated Akram on Salaam Cricket 2021.
“Batsmen like Mohammad Nabi, they don’t seem to be afraid of dropping. Afghanistan can put many huge groups underneath stress. They’ve additionally performed quite a lot of cricket within the UAE. They’re a really, very harmful aspect,” he stated.
Afghanistan Are An Unknown Amount: Sunil Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar additionally echoed Wasim Akram’s phrases and known as Afghanistan an unknown amount. Afghanistan is clubbed in group 2 of the Tremendous 12s spherical together with India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Scotland, and second qualifying groups from group A, more likely to be Namibia or Eire.
Sunil Gavaskar stated that the truth that Afghanistan has no expectations on them makes them a tough aspect to beat and provides to it the truth that knowledge analysts of different groups could not have as a lot data on them as different sides.
“When there aren’t any expectations weighing you down, you possibly can simply play with none worry. Afghanistan are an unknown amount. Those that are dealing with knowledge for the groups received’t have an excessive amount of on Afghanistan. For groups, 20 overs is perhaps too much less to know Afghanistan,” he stated.
Nevertheless, the nice Indian opener identified that although Afghanistan gamers have quite a lot of expertise of enjoying in T20 leagues just like the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL), their expertise on the worldwide circuit is low.
“They’ve performed quite a lot of IPL and PSL matches however they don’t have an excessive amount of expertise of the stress that comes with worldwide cricket,” he stated.