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Afghanistan to play smart cricket in series against West Indies: Rashid Khan

KABUL: Afghanistan will play smart cricket against West Indies although they have ‘Afghani power’ to hit big shots, Afghan captain Rashid Khan said on Sunday ahead of full series in India.

“We are not big in size, but we hit big sixes. We have the Afghani power and this boundary will also be small for us. But we will have to play smart cricket and not focus much on big shots. Because on such big ground, you have to play smart cricket,” Khan said in a press conference ahead of first ODI on coming Thursday.

He said that Afghanistan will focus on their own performance rather than focusing on how West Indies will play.

“We will not focus on how they are against the spin; we will play our best cricket and deliver our best bowling performance,” Khan said.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s head coach Lance Klusener said that all the series leading them to the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup will be important for them.

“Any series is important from here on as the Asia Cup and the World Cup are coming. Any series will bring us closer to finding the team that is going to take us in those big tournaments. So, the sooner we find those combinations, the better it is,” Klusener said.

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