Cricketslide-01A robot has predicted that the Afghan national cricket will win the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015.

The prediction software has been made by a University of Canterbury HITLab PhD student which picked up the Afghanistan flag after reviewing 14 flags.

“Of course, this is very unlikely, but with cricket the outcome can always be unexpected,” the PhD student Eduardo Sandoval was quoted as saying by on Tuesday.

He said he was inspired by Paul the Octopus who made predictions for the 2010 Football World Cup. The robot made by Sandoval was named after the Mexican-Syrian philosopher Ikram Antaki.

Afghanistan will make its maiden appearance at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be held between 14 February and 29 March.

The Afghanistan national cricket team is clubbed with Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Sri Lanka in Pool A.

Afghanistan will face Bangladesh in its opening match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015 at Manuka Oval, Canberra on 18th February.


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