Afghanistan shock world with entry into T20 Cricket World Cup

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Despite being a war-torn country with virtually no facilities for the game, the Afghanistan cricket team created history by qualifying for the Twenty20 World Cup to be staged in the West Indies next month.

The Afghan team qualified at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers, hosted by the UAE, in a series of awe inspiring games recording an achievement that can be described as nothing short of a fairy tale.

Not satisfied with that, Afghanistan then went on to chase down a huge target of 494 runs set by Canada, in a four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup game, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, to stun their rivals.

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