Afghanistan triumph in Sharjah to book World Cup 2015 place

Afghanistan have beaten Kenya to secure a place in the 2015 World Cup. They join Ireland as the second Associate team to take part in the event to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Afghanistan won their crunch tie in Sharjah to secure World Cup qualification for the first time in their history. The final two Associate places will be decided at a qualifying tournament in New Zealand in 2014.

Kenya were rolled for only 93 and the Afghanistan batsmen booked their passage down under inside 21 overs. Afghanistan had previously played in the World Twenty20 tournaments of 2010 and 2012.

Afghanistan slot into Pool A at the World Cup alongside Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and a further Associate qualifier.

The last two places at the World Cup will be contested by Netherlands, UAE, Scotland, Kenya, Namibia, Canada, Uganda, Hong Kong, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.

James Buttler

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