Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Live Cricket Score - Afghanistan vs Namibia, Super 12, T20 WC 2021. Afghanistan have won one and lost one so far.
Afghanistan have won one and lost one so far.
Asghar bids goodbye
Afghanistan would also want their inspirational former skipper Asghar Afghan to bid farewell on a winning note. The 33-year-old shockingly announced his retirement and has revealed that the clash against Namibia will be his final game in international cricket. Not sure what transpired for him to take a decision like that in the middle of the tournament but that's for another day. He holds the record for leading a side to most wins in T20I.
While the big focus on Super Sunday understandably lies in the evening game featuring India and New Zealand, both those teams know that they have competition for that second semifinal spot from their group. Afghanistan, amidst all the recent challenges, have shown they are not pushovers by any stretch. Their approach in this format certainly makes them a threat and these conditions suit them as well. Having already thrashed Scotland, they have a chance to further increase their chances of qualifying for the semifinal today with a win over Namibia.
If they can manage to do that on expected lines, India and New Zealand know they will be in a three-way battle to join Pakistan. Namibia have had a good tournament so far themselves but against Afghanistan's spin attack, not many lower ranked teams stand a chance. That attack almost managed to topple Pakistan just a couple of nights ago. If not for Asif Ali, this group would have been blown wide open by now. However, the Afghans will have to quickly put that loss behind and move forward.