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    Should we stop calling Afghanistan minnows?

    At least in the ODI format, we should stop calling them Minnows.

    They look threatening in more than half the matches they play and are giving a fight more of than not. Consistently string together wins. Have a superb bowling attack which can bamboozle any batting line up. Have a decdnt batting unit which can put up a score that the bowling can use.

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    They play to their strengths and have a good gameplan which suits their players.

    Conditions in UAE are perfect for them.

    I worry that they could beat Pakistan.



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    Yes. They are very competitive in Asia but they do need a few batsman that can rotate the strike and play big innings. But the bowling looks promising. Contending with India for best Spin attack in the world.

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    They will remain minnows, until they win against the big boys.

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    Still minnows..will be proven tomorrow ..they have had their moment against Lankans and that will be the highlight of this tournament for them.Pakistan to trounce Afghan boys.. despite me being annoyed of the shameless loss against India, I have no doubt Pakistan will get a thumping victory tomorrow..In shaa Allah
    Last edited by Uzzy_Khan; 20th September 2018 at 18:56.

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    They for some reason remind of the Pakistan team of 2012-14. Heavily relying on spinners and spin-favoring batters to give their bowlers something to defend. If Pakistan bat first and score something like 250, can't expect them to chase that. But if Afghanistan bat first and score 250, it will be extremely difficult for our batters to win. Their batting remains their achilles heel and even their batters are not very good players of pace.

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    How many matches have they won against England,South Africa,Australia and New Zealand to be included in the big boys category?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fineline View Post
    How many matches have they won against England,South Africa,Australia and New Zealand to be included in the big boys category?
    They haven't been given a chance to play a single match against any of those teams.

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    Next 2 matches will probably decide this. A win over either India or Pakistan would redefine their image, whereas 2 losses there would mean they are still not ready to break into big boys club.

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    When one minnow team defeats another minnow, both the teams are still called minnows. Afghanistan is a one man team at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    They play to their strengths and have a good gameplan which suits their players.

    Conditions in UAE are perfect for them.

    I worry that they could beat Pakistan.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post

    Brilliant stuff...very proud of their achievements

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    Took Bangladesh years to reach the level they are already at so their rapid rise deserves to be lauded. That said, they are still minnows. They will have to beat more than a few top level teams and establish themselves in tests cricket to no be considered as minnows

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    Time for some to reconsider their stance about calling them minnows ??

    Scored 257/6 against a superb Pakistani bowling attack.

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    They are defo not minnows

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    This is a pahinta for the ages. It doesn't matter if they win or lose.

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    By the end of this game, Afghans will make us look like the minnows

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipl_fan View Post
    Time for some to reconsider their stance about calling them minnows ??

    Scored 257/6 against a superb Pakistani bowling attack.
    Name me one bowler who is superb?

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    They are not minnows.

    Right now, they are in the same level of Zimbabwe in late 90's.

    Good thing is, their bowlers are world class and super young. They will play at least for another decade. If they can find 1 or 2 class batsmen, they will be a top team.

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    They seem to be playing better than us, if they are minnows then we are maha-minnows.


    #Hum apko container deingaye dharnay ke liyay

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    yeah, sure, if it will help you sleep at the night after this match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YousafTheBeast View Post
    By the end of this game, Afghans will make us look like the minnows
    We are already meeting them halfway. They are obviously getting better, and Pakistan are no longer considered top rankers in the ODI format either.


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    If their batting can be improved a bit, they will be a good side. They cant match the skill level of Pakistan or India but the amazing thing is their discipline. They know their limitations with batting so they don't aim too big, get a respectable score and believe in their good bowling attack to do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt. Rishwat View Post
    We are already meeting them halfway. They are obviously getting better, and Pakistan are no longer considered top rankers in the ODI format either.
    When were we considered top rankers in odi’s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YousafTheBeast View Post
    When were we considered top rankers in odi’s?
    1990s when Wasim Akram and Waqar were still playing.


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    Rather than calling Afghanistan minnows we should start calling our self minnows.

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    257 today is Afghanistan's highest score in an ODI against one of the leading Test-playing nations.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    257 today is Afghanistan's highest score in an ODI against one of the leading Test-playing nations.
    I wouldnt call pakistan a leading test nation right now, but good point on the highest score stat.

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    I think new minnows are Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Pathetic performances by us


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