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Nobody should take Afghanistan easy in World Cup, says Mohammad Nabi

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The experienced all-rounder of Afghanistan cricket team Mohammad Nabi has thrown warning to the other teams in this year’s World Cup-2019 as his side boost one of the fearsome spin bowling trio in World cricket.

As quoted in reports Mohammad Nabi has said that Afghanistan’s spinners will be a handful at the World Cup after their experiences playing in England and in the Indian Premier League.

The star all-rounder alongwith Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman at the World Cup will be main weapons for the Afghanistan side and they have been doing well lately.

The Afghans will open their campaign against Australia on June 1, a potentially tricky opening encounter for the defending champions as they look to win their sixth World Cup title.

The star spin duo of Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan also boost the experience of playing County cricket for Leicestershire Foxes and Sussex Sharks respectively. The third member of the attack Mujeeb Rahman has been signed by Middlesex for the coming season.

“Ours is a good combination because Rashid and Mujeeb are wicket-taking bowlers and I am more defensive, bowling a lot of dot balls,” Nabi, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad was quoted by AFP.

“(The T20 Blast) was a great experience for us and was of big help. Rashid and I bowled really well and he also batted well.

“We will quickly get adjusted to the conditions there hopefully,” added Nabi, who will represent Kent in this year’s 20-over contest.

In the same report Nabi said the IPL, with its big crowds and tight games, is great preparation for the World Cup despite the differences between T20 and 50-over cricket.

“The IPL helps a lot,” Nabi said. “If you play these kind of pressure games before the World Cup it will help a lot in the tournament against top opposition teams.

“It is a white-ball format after all. Yes, it is a change of format but you can adjust easily to the 50-over game.”