In a country devastated by war, cricket has emerged as a source of national pride in Afghanistan. It was in refugee camps in Pakistan where the Afghans learned the game and in 2013, led by coach Kabir Khan and captain Mohammad Nabi, they beat Kenya to reach their first Cricket World Cup. They played in the last two World Twenty20s, but to qualify for a World Cup is remarkable progress for a country which has few turf pitches and five years ago was playing in World League Division Five.

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