By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Cricket Australia is on the cusp of confirming their postponed Test against Afghanistan will go ahead later this year, Fox Sport reported.
The Test match between Afghanistan and Australia was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 but Cricket Australia is preparing to announce the match will go ahead in November in Hobart.
Earlier this month, Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets in the UAE off the back of an unbeaten double century to Hashmatullah Shahidi and 164 to captain Asghar Afghan.
Afghan cricket star Rashid Khan took 11 wickets in the match, including an incredible 7-137 off 62.5 overs in the second innings.
Speaking to ESPN earlier this month, Khan said playing Australia in its own backyard would be “historic”.
“The Test in Perth was huge for us, and everyone back home was waiting for it,” Rashid, who was awarded ICC Men’s T20I player of the decade, said earlier this month quoted by ESPN.
“It could have been a historic Test. It is like a dream that comes true for any player to be a part of it. I would have considered myself so lucky to play in Australia against Australia, but this pandemic has really affected us,” Rashid said.