Afghanistan seek 2015 World Cup boost from India, Pakistan

It will be a tough mission for Afghanistan who will play in Group A in the 2015 World Cup alongside four-time champions Australia, co-hosts New Zealand, Bangladesh, England, Sri Lanka and another qualifier that will be confirmed in February next year at the final qualifying round in New Zealand.

updated: October 05, 2013 09:30 IST
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Sharjah: Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is pleading with India and Pakistan to help his team make an impact in their maiden World Cup appearance in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

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.

"I would like to play more against the Full Member countries in the lead up to the World Cup," said former Pakistan Test player Kabir, wary of the generally faster pitches in Australia and seam-friendly conditions in New Zealand.

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