GROS ISLET, SAINT LUCIA - MAY 01: Nowroz Mangal of Afghanistan (L) and M S Dhoni of India take part in the coin toss before the ICC World Twenty20 Group A match between India and Afghanistan played at the Beausejour Cricket Ground on May 1, 2010 in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)
Cricket in Afghanistan
The war-torn country has made rapid strides in international cricket. In 2012, they played their first ODI against a major team, Pakistan. In November 2013, they qualified for the World Twenty20 2014.