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By GHANIZADA - Fri Dec 06, 12:00 pm Khaama Press
Pakistan’s T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez refused to take Afghanistan lightly as the Afghan national cricket team will play its first Twenty20 match against the former world champions Pakistan on Sunday.

Hafiz has said that Afghanistan is a dangerous side as they have qualified for the 2015 World Cup and the World Twenty20 through hard work.

The Afghan cricket team’s coach Kabir Khan said that his is hugely excited to play against the Pakitani team on Sunday in Sharjah. “It will be a historic match for us,” Kabir, who played four Tests and 10 one-days for Pakistan in 1990s, told AFP.

Mr. Khan further added, “Besides being historic, it will be a challenging match and if we do well then the world will take more notice.”

“Pakistan have helped us a great deal. They gave us a one-dayer last year,” Khan added.

The upcoming game will be Afghanistan’s fifth match against a Test playing country. Afghanistan played India and South Africa in the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean, and played two more matches against England and India two years later in Sri Lanka.

The Afghanistan national cricket team had major achievements earlier this year by qualifying for the 50-over World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

Afghanistan also qualified for the World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh next year.

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