For Afghanistan, the 2015 World Cup will be a historic occasion, win, lose or draw.
Sethi said the poor performance by players in New Zealand had nothing to do with the issue.
Pakistan's enigmatic all-rounder was picked by the competition's newest team St Kitts and Nevis.
Azharuddin, who led India to three World Cup wins over Pakistan, says Dhoni's men should comfortably beat their rivals.
With delay in test, Hafeez will not be available for bowling against India and West Indies during World Cup.