When Afghanistan soared into the final four

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When Afghanistan soared into the final four

We review the Super 8 phase of the T20 World Cup and touch upon Afghanistan’s glorious triumph, India’s sweet win against Australia, and the hopes for the semis and final.

Talking Points:

  • Afghanistan’s historic wins over Australia and Bangladesh
  • Gurbaz and Zadran – the rocks around Afghanistan’s journey
  • Playing their first official cricket match to 2004 to a semi-final in 2024
  • The political question around Afghanistan – and absence of public pressure
  • Rohit Sharma’s assault against Australia in St Lucia
  • India and South Africa thriving with their Test-quality attacks
  • The mystery of Kuldeep – and his indecipherable fastish spin
  • Looking ahead to the semis and final


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Ashoka (@ABVan)

Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview) | Substack | ESPNcricinfo


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  • ‘Cricket is the only source of happiness back home’ –  and 
  • The World catches up with Australia – Gideon Haigh – Cricket et al. substack
  • Perfect Imperfection for Imperfect Tournament? – Neil Manthorp – Manners-on-cricket substack
  • Human rights question hangs over success story of Afghanistan’s men – Sidharth Monga – ESPNcricinfo

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