Michael Clarke, Brendon McCullum laud Afghanistan for 2015 World Cup qualification

Michael Clarke, whose side beat Afghanistan by 66 runs in the only ODI between the two sides to date in August 2012, was delighted for the Associate team. Afghanistan will play its first-ever match in the ICC Cricket World Cup when it will face Bangladesh on 18 February, 2015 in Canberra.

updated: October 06, 2013 14:50 IST
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Dubai: Australian captain Michael Clarke and his New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum on Sunday lauded Afghanistan for qualifying for the 2015 World Cup and hoped that the gritty side's maiden experience at the biggest event turns out to be a memorable one.

Afghanistan finished second in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship last week and along with Ireland progressed to ICC's flagship event that will be staged from February 14 to March 29 in Australia and New Zealand.

Afghanistan is in Pool A while Ireland is in Pool B.

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