I find this ironic coming from a Bangladeshi, the Bangas were the true wipping boys for over a decade and the only reason they surpassed the likes of Zimbabwe and Kenya was due to the African nations self imploding.Kriterion_BD wrote: ↑Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:30 am
I mean Afghanistan as good as they are, they were 0-9 in the 2019 world cup, and I think 8 of those games they got thrashed. They should have won against Pakistan I think, but Gulbadin captained like a true dumbass and brought himself into the attack to gift the game away.
In their first 2 world cups, Afghanistan are I think 0-13 against the top 8.
They've got a lot of talent coming up, particularly in the batting and thats what they will need to complement their spinners. But after the solid quicks in Hamid and Dawlat...they seem to only be producing trundlers who bowl at 125 clicks. Their Test seamers are a bit quicker, and seem ok statistically but they've only played like 2 Tests.
Afghanistan constantly beat Zimbabwe and Ireland, and are arguably as good as Bangladesh. As I said the 2019 WC was bad for them, but nothing went their way, they had all the issues regarding the board and the captaincy changes, players getting injured and suspended etc.
Looking at Afghanistan now compared to Bangladesh of 2003 after their disastrous campaign where they couldn't even beat associates such as Kenya or Canada, it's not even up for debate which side was in better shape. Bangladesh were given lots of exposure after that WC as they played against all the big sides and toured England and Australia on more than one occasion. I think Afghanistan will improve even more if given the same amount of exposure.