Shahzad hopes to make it to the World Cup semi-final
Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad believes his side can make it to the semi-final in the upcoming World Cup, which is now only months away from getting underway in England.
Afghanistan have shown some promising performances throughout the last few years and it was only about time that they get their deserving Test status. They had a year to remember where they made a breathtaking comeback to qualify for the 2019 World Cup and then went onto beat Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in this year’s Asia Cup.
The side also played brilliantly against Pakistan and tied a match against India in the tournament. With confidence all boosting up, Shahzad feels Afghanistan have a chance to make it to the semi-final of the World Cup.
While speaking to a reporter, Shahzad said:
“On our day we can beat any of the sub-continental teams. Our batting is coming together, we have fast bowlers in Dawlat Zadran and Aftab Alam and you all know about our spinners. We believe we have a chance of making the semifinal.”
Shahzad recently played for Rajputs in the T10 league and hit the headlines after playing an unbelievable destructive innings of 74 runs off just 16 balls. And the opener insists no matter what happens, he will continue playing his natural game.
“There are not too many occasions to smile or shake a leg on a cricket field. It’s a serious sport. So when I get an opportunity, I make the most of it. I play my natural game. I look at the length and if the ball is in my zone, I go for it irrespective of the format,” he concluded.