Afghanistan can shock England, feels coach Andy Moles

Afghanistan's English coach Andy Moles feels his ambitious side has the potential to stun a lacklustre England in their final World Cup Pool A match here on Friday.

IANS| Updated: Mar 12, 2015, 18:08 PM IST
Afghanistan can shock England, feels coach Andy Moles

Sydney: Afghanistan's English coach Andy Moles feels his ambitious side has the potential to stun a lacklustre England in their final World Cup Pool A match here on Friday.

"We had some great learning experiences in the World Cup. We got our first win against Scotland. We gave Sri Lanka a scare," Moles was quoted as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald.

"To be fair the last two games were a bit of a mismatch if I was honest, playing Australia and New Zealand, the top two sides in the tournament, in their own conditions."

Moles said England are currently not at their peak and an all-round performance from the associate nation will see history in the making.

"We have got England now and obviously they're not in the best of nick at the moment. Hopefully on Friday if we play well and we can hold our nerve," Moles said.

"We have to play at our very best and we need England to not be at their best ... we can stun them."

England are already out of the reckoning for a quarter-final spot, having lost four of their five games, including a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh. The Eoin Morgan-led team's only success came against Scotland.