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Afghanistan confident of chasing big totals: Rashid


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Georgetown (Guyana), June 3: Afghanistan batters have developed skills and confidence of chasing down big totals and the team has ceased to rely on their bowlers for pulling off favourable results, captain Rashid Khan expressed on Monday.
Afghanistan, who have relied on their world-class spinners more often than not, have been bolstered with the rise of the explosive Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran and Azmatullah Omarzai.
“That is something in the past. We were struggling a little bit in the batting area. Earlier, the bowlers would do a lot more and help us win the games,” Rashid said on the eve of Afghanistan’s T20 World Cup opener here against Uganda.
“Later on, we got those youngsters – especially from Under-19 – the way they came up to the national side, the way they have worked hard and got the opportunity to play for Afghanistan at a very young age, and then start exploring all around the world (while) playing the leagues, where they got better and better,” he added.
Rashid feels with a mix of talent, skills and the right mindset, anything is possible. “We have that kind of batting line-up where we can say, ‘it’s fine if there is 200 as well on the wicket’,” he said. (PTI)


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