Afghanistan to train in Pakistan prior to 2015 World Cup

“We have a full year of events starting with the Asian Cricket Council Trophy next month and the excitement will reach the highest point with the World Cup, and we have planned a two-week camp in Karachi from April 15”

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Afghanistan will hold a two-week training camp for their national team in Pakistan prior to the start of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Afghanistan head coach Kabir Khan noted that the camp is scheduled to begin on April 15 and former Pakistan captains Aamir Sohail and Rashid Latif will be present to help the batsmen and wicketkeepers.

“We have a full year of events starting with the Asian Cricket Council Trophy next month and the excitement will reach the highest point with the World Cup, and we have planned a two-week camp in Karachi from April 15,” Khan told AFP.

Speaking about the upcoming camp, Sohail said: “It will definitely be fun to coach the exciting players from Afghanistan and I will try to make them competitive enough to play against the world’s best teams next year.”

Afghanistan will be playing in their maiden World Cup after they finished second in the World Cup qualification in October last year.

However, Khan added that Afghanistan will need to step their game up to the next level if they want avoid being eliminated in the early stages of the World Cup.

“We had a few good results in the Asia Cup where we beat the hosts Bangladesh,” Khan said. “But our batsmen did not handle pressure well in the World Twenty20.”

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