KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MAY 11: (EDITORS NOTE: A orange color filter was used for the image.) Younas Khan Ahmadzai of Afghanistan throws the ball during warm up prior to the start of the 2013 Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Elite Cup final match between Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates at the Kinrara Oval on May 11, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Stanley Chou/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.