Big blow to AFG, star cricketer out, Hazratullah Zazai gets chance in the team

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The Afghanistan team, which is performing brilliantly in the T20 World Cup 2024, has suffered a major setback before entering the Super-8. Afghanistan's star off-spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman is out of the tournament. 23-year-old Mujeeb has been making significant contributions to Afghanistan's cricket in the last few years. He is an important part of Afghanistan's spin battery. Hazratullah Zazai has been included in the Afghanistan team in place of Mujeeb.

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Talking about T20 World Cup 2024, Mujeeb did not get much chance in the tournament on the fast pitches of West Indies and USA. He participated in only one match of Group-C, where he took 1 wicket and conceded 16 runs in three overs against Uganda. He is now out of the tournament due to a finger injury. Mujeeb has taken 59 wickets in 46 T20 Internationals so far. During this, his economy was 6.35.

If we talk about Afghanistan's performance in the T20 World Cup, first of all it defeated Uganda by 125 runs. After which the Afghan fighters defeated a big team like New Zealand by a huge margin of 84 runs. After this, this team also defeated Papua New Guinea by seven wickets. Now in the Super-8, it has to face India on June 20. Then it has to play against Australia on June 22.

first published : June 15, 2024, 07:44 IST

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