Tuesday 1 October 2013 

Video - Afghanistan Close To World Cup 'Dream'

Watch as Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan, coach Kabir Khan and Kenya captain Collins Obuya look ahead to this week's final round of World Cricket League Championship matches.

The two sides meet and wins in both matches will be enough for Afghanistan to join Ireland as automatic qualifiers for the 2015 World Cup.

Hamid Hassan describes the situation as being close to an 'unbelievable' dream as Afghanistan look to reach their first ever 50-over World Cup, having already featured at the 2010 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20 tournaments.

"We are an unexpected situation now, so we have to win two more games and then an unbelievable dream will come true for Afghanistan," Hassan said.

"We missed the last World Cup, 2011, but now the 2015, we don't want to miss that because we're trying and we hope Inshallah (God willing) we can make it," he added.

Coach Kabir says that his side just need to keep doing the things that have put them in the position they are in.

"We just want to do our basics right," he said. "We still want to do whatever we did for the last 12 months and the way we played the last three or four seasons."

Meanwhile, Kenya are out of contention to finish in the top two but will have a second chance to qualify at the World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand early next year.

"We didn't start very well, because there has been a lot going on, going on for Kenyan cricket for, for the past three or four months and hopefully, hopefully we can, can do well in New Zealand and qualify," captain Obuya said.

Video courtesy of SNTV

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