Chattogram: Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi believes it was the sudden change of captaincy before the World Cup which led to their dismal performance in the showpiece event held in England and Wales.
Just before the World Cup, the Afghanistan Cricket Board had removed Asghar Afghan from captaincy and made Gulbadin Naib the skipper of the national team for the quadrennial event.
Afghanistan failed to win even a single game out of all the nine matches they played in the group stage of the tournament and ended at the bottom of the points table.
“Before the World Cup we changed the old captain and that was the main thing why we couldn’t play well as a team. That (new) captain never captained in his life. That’s why we didn’t do that well in the World Cup, and even though we had good games against India, Pakistan and West Indies, we lost those matches,” Mohammad Nabi said after Afghanistan’s historic Test win over Bangladesh on Monday. IANS