Afghanistan cricket coach seeks World Cup boost from India, Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 5 (ANI): Afghanistan cricket coach Kabir Khan has pleaded with India and Pakistan to help his team make an impact in their maiden World Cup appearance in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

According to the Dawn, Afghanistan booked their place in the game's global showpiece by beating Kenya by seven wickets on Friday and now will look for crucial support from defending champions India and 1992 winners Pakistan.

Khan said that he was expecting that Bangladesh, India and Pakistan would play some matches against them and help them prepare for the World Cup.

Afghanistan were playing in the fifth tier of international cricket just five years ago and have twice qualified for the World Twenty20 tournament, in 2010 and 2012, the report said.

However, one-day clashes with the world's leading nations have been limited to just two, a seven-wicket loss to Pakistan and a 66-run defeat to Australia in Sharjah in 2012, the report added. (ANI)

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