TO GO WITH Lifestyle-Afghanistan-women-cricket,FEATURE by Katherine Haddon In this photograph taken on January 4, 2011, members of Afghanistan's first national women's cricket team take part in a training session in Kabul. The team, many of whom play in headscarves, will compete against other female sides from across Asia in a Twenty20 tournament in Kuwait in February. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/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.