It is only the second time Afghanistan Cricket team will play in a World Cup. They qualified for the 2019 World Cup by finishing in the top two of the ICC World Cup qualifiers played in Zimbabwe in 2018. Eventually, they defeated Windies in the final of the tournament and won the qualifiers.
In the 2018 Asia Cup held in UAE, Afghanistan defeated top teams like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the group stage.
In the Super 4 stage, they gave a tough fight to top Asian teams like Pakistan, Bangladesh and then tied the match against the Indians. Before the World Cup 2019, they sacked their regular captain Asghar Stankzai and made Gulbadin Naib as the captain of the team.
They have some top-quality players in their team which can change the course of the game and could prove crucial to their chances in the prestigious 2019 World Cup.
Afghanistan will take on Australia in their opening match of the tournament on 1st June.