Colombo: Afghanistan are the minnows of world cricket but their captain Nawroz Mangal tried to play a few mind games ahead of their World Twenty20 opener against India on Wednesday, saying that his batsmen were confident of playing off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin having done well against Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine.
"We have done our homework against Ashwin and hopefully my batsmen can cope up with pressure and deliver to the plans. We have done good homework especially against spinners. We did well in the past against quality spinners like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine and we have not faced any difficulties," Mangal said at the pre-match media interaction.
Afghanistan had lost to India during the last edition of World T20 but Mangal asserted that it will be a different ball game this time.