Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Wed 16 Jun 2021 Steve Smith backs Nicholas Pooran on tampering ban: ‘He’ll learn from his mistake and move past it’ Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who was handed a one-year ban for ball-tampering, played down the lighter ban of four matches given to West Indian wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran for a similar offence. Rashid Khan spins Afghanistan to memorable win over Bangladesh, dedicates triumph to retiring Nabi Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan continued his impressive performance in the Chattogram Test against Bangladesh. The latter folded up for 173 World Cup hundred would have been a big achievement for Ikram Alikhil: Naib Afghanistan's 23-run loss to West Indies in their last World Cup 2019 clash pretty much summed up the team's campaign in the tournament. World Cup 2019: Afghanistan seek maiden win, West Indies look to finish on high Afghanistan and West Indies, two of the teams who have been knocked out of the World Cup 2019, will look to finishing their disappointing campaign on a high when taking on each other in match number 42 at Headingley in Leeds. World Cup 2019: Inspired Pakistan seek to stay alive against Afghanistan On a high after beating South Africa and New Zealand, Pakistan would be looking to continue their winning run and keep their semi-final hopes alive when they face Afghanistan. The latter, on the other hand, would be seeking to play spoilsport by trying to cause an upset. I believe we are capable enough to win against India: Shakib Al Hasan All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan starred with both bat and ball as Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 62 runs on Monday to keep their semi-final hopes alive. World Cup 2019: Confident Bangladesh take on inspired Afghanistan On a high after an extremely impressive performance against India, the loss notwithstanding, Afghanistan would look to go one step ahead and upset Bangladesh We missed an opportunity to beat one of the best sides: Gulbadin Naib Enter Blog Content here.Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib said he was disappointed over his team's failure to get over the mark against India.