Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi said Thursday that he had "wanted and expected more" at the World Cup as dreams of a semi-final place slipped away.
Shahidi’s performances so far in this World Cup have forced everyone to take notice of the southpaw.
Afghanistan pulled off one of the greatest shocks in the history of the tournament when they defeated defending champions England by 69 runs in New Delhi on Sunday. That victory was set up by Gurbaz's 57-ball 80, laced with eight boundaries and four sixes.
England won the toss and decided to bowl first in the World Cup match against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday where star batsman Ben Stokes was again absent.
Afghanistan have won just one of their 15 World Cup matches since they joined the tournament in 2015 -- a one-wicket thriller against Scotland in Dunedin eight years ago.
His best ODI score of 97 not out was made against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi in 2018 while two of his 16 half-centuries came in his two most recent matches against Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Asia Cup.
The visitors, though, had the luxury to rest premier leg-spinner Rashid Khan alongside young quick Mohammad Saleem. m. Abdul Rahman and Zia-ur-Rehman replace them in the XI.
The victory makes Afghanistan just the second team to win an ODI series in Bangladesh in the past seven years after world champions England. It was also Afghanistan's biggest win against Bangladesh in ODIs
The 50-over format is Bangladesh's strongest suit and this is backed up by their winning percentage in ODIs but Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi didn't want to ponder too much about the hosts' pedigree and backed his side, underlining their desire to win.