Simmons reveals tensions in Afghanistan World Cup camp

Simmons reveals tensions in Afghanistan World Cup camp

The left-hander reached his 13th ODI century - fittingly with a six - from 57 balls, with only Kevin O'Brien (50 balls), Glenn Maxwell (51) and De Villiers (52) having scored speedier World Cup tons. He even threatened the journalists to leave the press conference midway after Afghanistan's 150-run loss against England. He cleared the boundary four times in an unbeaten, nine-ball 31 to improve England's own mark to a world record 25 sixes.

The Morgan-inspired carnage ensured England racked up 233 from their final 20 overs but they found life hard going in the opening 10 as Afghanistan restricted them to 46 runs and dismissed James Vince (26) - Vince, into the side as Roy's replacement, caught top-edging a pull.

Naib replaced Asghar Afghan as captain ahead of the World Cup in a last minute leadership change that was criticised by senior players including Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi.

However, when Morgan was coming back to his crease, the Afghanistan captain tried to stop him from reaching the batting crease. His bowling figures read a pathetic 9-0-110-0 with 11 sixes being hit off his bowling. But with the fielders, including bowler Gulbadin Naib, converging to get hold of the ball, the England batsmen decided against it.

Lying at the bottom of the table after losing all of their five matches so far, the blame game has started with Ahmadzai holding the Simmons-led coaching set-up responsible for Afghanistan's below-par show in the ongoing World Cup.

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