Afghanistan are playing cricket very well and has settled the team in good manners and groomed up to expectations and this is the one of the reason why they get succeed in the shorter formats. other reasons are below.
Their plan is so simple win the toss and get 250 runs on the board and use most useful weapon in the shorter format who can bowl really well specially in the Asian conditions where they are used to playing cricket for long now and get all the chances in the subcontinent.
he has been key factor for the side with both ball and bat, they are quite happy to use him in the middle overs and in the middle of the innings while batting. His technique of the playing slow ball is something you can’t get with ease.
Whenever team need a wicket or have the score slow they gone to him having so much trust on his bowling and batting, you can’t keep him away from the game as he is so handy in the field too, can bowl, can bat and can field as well.
He was the highest score before Shahzad got the better of him to lead the chart for the his country and gone past him in highest ODIs run getter for the Afghanistan.
He is used to attack the bowlers in early on while having the fielders in thirty yards circle and give the healthy support to the team with attacking shots and provide a team to get their desire score, he is capable of hitting big sixes and have so power to send a ball to the crowd in seconds.
There are more players to look after just like Asghar Afghan who is the captain of the team as well and known for his big hitting capabilities, they got Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, and Ahsanullah who can bat all the 50 overs.
they got some power hitters as well in the shape of Muahmmad Nabi, Gulnaib, Rashid Khan they all are capable of the changing the shape of the match in just few overs, they are habitual of setting the target and give the chance to bowlers to prove the win.
Mujeeb ur Rehamn
he has the art of the bowling with different variations in different situations of the match, he has the good control on the ball and master in understanding the batsman while bowling in the earlier stage of the match, in the early stage of the match he deliver two variation with his hands, a front of the hand carrom ball and back of the hand googly.
He got the ball which flicked from the side of the hand and get the batman on the backfoot, on which he got the wicket of Kusal Mendis in the Asia Cup, he utilize these variations early on in the powerplay with the new ball.
This made him one of the most effective bowler of this era with new ball which is so difficult for the some spin bowlers but he is so special in that, he delivers most of the times with the new ball and in the middle of the inning he is also got the passion of dismissing some dangerous players.
He got two variations while having bowl to a batsman, one front ball and other is googly, the kind of action he has there is nothing for the batsman to hit him for the big shots, it comes naturally for him as he told that he need been taught by any one how to bowl, he got the support from the air while releasing the ball from the hand, no time for the batsman to go for big as he got the variety of making confuse batsman as he bowl to wicket a wicket on the batsman’s pad, if Afghanistan got Mujeeb as master in the opening overs then they also got Rashid who is master in the death overs, hardly gave any easy runs, hardly gave away many runs and hardly got hit by anyone in the death overs.