The star all-rounder replaces Mohammad Nabi, who stepped down as captain after the team’s debacle in the T20 World Cup.
All- rounder Rashid Khan has been appointed as Afghanistan’s new captain for T20 Internationals. He replaces Mohammad Nabi, who stepped down as the captain aftert the platoon’s exit in the first round of the T20 World Cup.
“Rashid Khan is a massive name in Afghanistan Cricket. He has the colossal experience of playing the format around the world which will help him take the platoon to a new position in the format. Rashid has the experience of leading AfghanAtalan in all three formats ahead and we’re happy to have him as our commander for the T20I format again. I’m sure he’ll come out on top and bring further glory to the nation, ” Afghanistan Cricket Board president Mirwais Ashraf said in a statement.
Rashid, 24, was named captain ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup as well, but he stepped down following the advertisement of the team, claiming he wasn’t consulted over selection. He said captaining the public platoon is a massive honour.
“Captaincy is a huge responsibility. I’ve the experience of leading my country ahead, there’s a great bunch of guys with whom I’ve a good understanding and feel enough comfortable. We’ll try to stick together, will work hard to put effects on the right track and bring pride and joy to our country and nation, ” said Rashid.
Rashid has so far represented Afghanistan in 74 T20Is and has 122 raniums to his name in the format, making him the third-loftiest gate- taker in T20Is behind Tim Southee( 134) and Shakib Al Hassan( 128).
He has also been in high demand in ballot justice, playing 361 T20 matches for 15 different brigades around the globe. He has bagged a mammoth 491 lattices which makes him the alternate bowler behind Dwayne Bravo( 614) with the most raniums .
In February, Afghanistan is all set to travel the UAE where it’ll take on the host in three T20Is.
Rashid Khan has been named captain of the Afghanistan T20I platoon, replacing Mohammad Nabi who stepped down following Afghanistan’s crusade in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Mirwais Ashraf, president of the Afghanistan justice board, proposed Rashid to take over the part, with the legs pinner having earlier led the country in seven T20Is in 2019. Rashid had also led Afghanistan in seven ODIs in 2018- 19 and two Tests in 2019.
In Rashid’s former captaincy stint, Afghanistan won four out of the seven matches under his leadership, including two palms against the West Indies in Lucknow. Rashid’s rearmost captaincy stint will begin in February 2023 when Afghanistan stint UAE to play three T20Is against the hosts.
“Rashid Khan has the experience of leading Afghanistan in all three formats ahead and we’re happy to have him as our commander for the T20I format again. I’m sure he’ll come out on top and will bring further glories to the nation, ” he said.
Speaking about his appointment, Rashid, the third loftiest gate- taker in T20Is, said “ Captaincy is a huge responsibility. I’ve the experience of leading my country ahead, there’s a great bunch of guys with whom I’ve a good understanding and feel enough comfortable. We’ll try to stick together, will work hard to put effects on the right track and bring pride and joy to our country and nation.” Know More Cricket News…