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Afghanistan squad for 2016 ICC World Twenty20: Asghar Stanikzai (captain)- Made his maiden fifty in the format against Hong Kong at Abu Dhabi in November 2015- His unbeaten innings of 90 against Bangladesh in March 2014 helped Afghanistan record their first ODI victory over a ICC Full Member- Ever-present in the qualifying tournament in 2015, scoring 131 runs in six matchesMohammad Shahzad- Afghanistans top scorer in the qualifying tournament last year with 171 runs with a strike rate of 176. Vapormax Nere Senza Lacci .28- His 118 not out against Zimbabwe in January 2016 set a new record for the highest individual score by an Associate nation in T20Is, until Hong Kongs Babar Hayat hit 122 in February- In 2010 he scored 214* in Afghanistans successful chase of 494 runs to beat Canada in the ICC Intercontinental Cup- He is the only Afghanistan batsman to score more than 1000 runs in T20I cricket Who will walk away with the trophy? Mohammad Nabi- Scored 117 runs and took seven wickets in the qualifying tournament last year- He made 102 in Afghanistans first first-class match in 2010 against Zimbabwe XI- He was named Player of the Series in Afghanistans five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in late 2015- Spent five years playing for the MCC in England and also has experience with Sylhet Royals in the Bangladesh Premier LeagueSamiullah Shenwari- Topped Afghanistans batting averages in ICC WT20 Qualifier 2015 with 160 runs at an average of 40- His figures of 5-13 against Kenya at Sharjah in 2013 are the best for Afghanistan in all T20I cricket- He also returned figures of 4-14 against Canada at Dubai the previous year, the second-best figures for his team- Scored 254 runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 including a match-winning 96 against ScotlandDawlat Zadran- Afghanistans joint leading wicket-taker in the qualifying tournament with eight wickets in his six matches- Achieved the highest ranking by an Afghanistan bowler in T20I cricket by reaching eighth place in January 2016- He has been clocked bowling as quickly as 148 kmh against CanadaShapoor Zadran- He became the first Afghanistan bowler to take four wicket on his ODI debut against the Netherlands at Amstelveen in 2009- Afghanistans leading wicket taker in ICC WT20 tournaments with eight wickets in his seven matches- He has experience with Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier LeagueGulbadin Naib- Scored 44 against England at Colombo in ICC WT20- Made his maiden half-century in the format with an unbeaten 56 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in October 2015- Player of the Match for his 82 not out as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by two wickets at Sharjah in January 2016Najibullah Zadran- Scored 133 runs at a strike rate of 172.72 in the qualifying competition last year- That included a crucial innings of 33 from just 11 deliveries against the Netherlands- Player of the Match for his innings of 83 off just 50 balls as Afghanistan beat Ireland by 71 runs at Dubai in January 2015 Kumar Sangakkara gives a brief history of the ICC T20 World Cup which starts on March 8th. Hamid Hassan- In 2015 he became the first Afghanistan bowler to take 50 ODI wickets- Scored 22 and took 3-21 in ICC WT20 2010 against South Africa at Bridgetown- Took the remarkable figures of 3-4 in three overs in a T20I match with Kenya at Sharjah in September 2013Rashid Khan- The youngest player to represent Afghanistan in T20I cricket when he was just 17 years 36 days against Zimbabwe on his debut- First represented Afghanistan Under 19 team on tour to Pakistan in October 2014- Joint-leading wicket-taker for Afghanistan in ICC U-19 World Cup 2016 in BangladeshShafiqullah Shafaq- Had a slow start to his T20I career, averaging just 6.88 with the bat in his first nine matches- Ever-present in ICC WT20 Qualifier 2015 scoring 34 runs at a strike rate of 261.53- Struck an unbeaten 51 from just 24 balls against Hong Kong in ICC WT20 2014Usman Ghani- Scored 65 in just his second T20 match, against Zimbabwe- Hit 69 against Oman in the first T20I of the series at Abu Dhabi last November- Compiled innings of 70 and 55 in his first two ODI matches against Hong Kong and the UAE in May 2014- Struck 118 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in the second ODI that JulyHamza Hotak- Took 2-32 against Hong Kong at Chittagong in his only appearance in ICC WT20 2014- Represented Afghanistan in ICC U/19 World Cup 2010 in New Zealand- Player of the Match for his figures of 4-17 in the first ODI against Zimbabwe at Sharjah in December 2015Noor Ali Zadran- He became just the fourth player to score two centuries on his first-class debut against a Zimbabwe XI in August 2009- Scored Afghanistans first ICC WT20 half-century with an innings of 50 against India at St Lucia in 2010- Made his maiden ODI century in 2010 with an innings of 114 against Canada at SharjahKarim Sadiq- He was a key member of Afghanistans 2010 ACC Trophy Elite winning squad, which defeated Nepal in the final by 95 runs- Has two ODI centuries to his name - against Scotland in 2010 and the Netherlands in 2012- His off-spin can be useful in the shortest format, taking 2-20 against Hong Kong at Abu Dhabi in November 2015Sky Sports is the only place you can watch all 35 games in 27 days of the 2016 ICC World T20, starting with Zimbabwe v UAE on Tuesday 8th March at 9am on Sky Sports 2 HD.  Or watch from £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV. Vapormax Nere Saldi . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. Nike Vapormax In Offerta . The mixed zone is not a place to make friends. http:///...scontate-outlet.html . After Mondays hard-fought loss, the wait seemed longer than usual. Getting set to go their separate ways for a short Christmas break, the Raptors coach credited his team for their effort on a seemingly impossible three-game road trip, urging them to build on that success when they get back to work at the end of the week. WACO, Texas -- Baylor has touted itself as the nations top offense for the past three years, and with good reason.The Bears have led the country in scoring and yards per game over that span, so it was strange for the home fans to see them sputter in the first half, without a touchdown while locked in a low-scoring tie with SMU.No. 23 Baylor finally reached the end zone with its opening march of the second half, igniting a 20-point third quarter on the way a 40-13 rout of the Mustangs on Saturday.Seth Russell threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score following the 6-6 halftime tie, and the Bears went on to a 13th straight victory over their former Southwest Conference rival.Give it to SMU, Russell said. They were flying around on defense. They were giving us things we hadnt really seen them do, and they have some really good players on their team. Theyre going to do a great job in their conference. Theyre going to be a tough team to beat.Baylor missed on several deep shots in the first half, but Blake Lynch capped its opening march after halftime by breaking free in the right seam for a 31-yard touchdown reception from Russell, who added a 19-yard scoring burst on a scramble on the Bears next possession. Russell was 26 of 47 with two interceptions.Orion Stewart intercepted two passes for Baylor. The first was in the end zone to stop a promising SMU threat, and he returned the second 33 yards for a touchdown to push Baylors lead to 26-6.Redshirt freshman quarterback Ben Hicks, who was a high school classmate of Stewarts in Waco, made his first career start for SMU (1-1) in place of senior Matt Davis, who left last weeks win over North Texas after taking a hard shot to the midsection and was listed as a game-time decision during the week.Hicks helped the Mustangs to 405 yards total offense, but he was intercepted three times -- twice in the end zone -- and SMU scored only one touchdown in five trips inside the 20.I talked to (Stewart) a little after the game and during the game, Hicks said. I wish I didnt throw it to him all night, but thats just how it goes sometimes. Vapormax Flyknit Scontate. . Ill bounce back, and Orions a great player.SMU outgained Baylor 184-32 in the first 10 minutes, but got just two field goals from Josh Williams.Baylors Blake Lynch lost a fumble into the end zone that SMU recovered on the best scoring chance in the first half. On the opening drive of the second half, he lost his defender on a hitch-and-go for an easy 31-yard score.Russell finished 26 of 47 with two interceptions.Hicks threw for 144 of his 229 yards in the first quarter, and connected with Courtland Sutton for SMUs only touchdown, a 20-yarder, in the third quarter.I felt like our guys deserved to be in that moment, SMU coach Chad Morris said. Im extremely excited about the direction of where our football program is going.POLL IMPLICATIONSFlorida dropped out of the Top 25 following an unimpressive win over UMass last weekend. The Bears probably spared themselves the same fate by outscoring the Mustangs 34-7 in the second half.THE TAKEAWAYSMU: The Mustangs were much more competitive than they have been in their last three meetings with Baylor in which they were outscored 160-45. But they still have a long way to go to compete with ranked teams. SMU gets another shot in a visit from No. 15 TCU on Sept. 23.Baylor: Its a sign of how strong the Bears offense has been in recent years that it gained more than 500 yards and still didnt look sharp for much of the game. Baylor turned the ball over three times and was 8 of 21 on third down, but still had plenty of firepower to pull away in the second half.UP NEXTSMU: The Mustangs schedule lightens up next week when they welcome FCS school Liberty to Dallas for their home opener.Baylor: The Bears have a short week before playing their second Friday night game of the season and first road contest against Rice.---Online: AP College Football website www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '