Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi voiced concerns about ODI cricket and called on the Afghanistan cricket board and ICC to give their team more matches. Shahidi stressed the importance of playing more 50-over cricket and Test cricket to help Afghanistan improve their game. However, there are concerns about the lack of guaranteed series for Afghanistan against top teams. Despite this, Afghanistan has secured a spot in the 2025 Champions Trophy, giving them a chance to play against other top teams in the format. On the other hand, South Africa also faces questions over the future of ODI cricket, with players gravitating towards more profitable T20 leagues. Both Afghanistan and South Africa hope for a positive outcome for the future of ODI cricket.
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