Leg-spinner Rashid Khan to captain Afghanistan in all formats


Star leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been appointed as Afghanistan’s captain in all three formats of the game, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Friday.

Rashid’s first assignment as captain will be against West Indies as they are lined up to play three ODIs, as many T20Is and only Test against the Maroon Army in November this year [2019].

The most experienced guy and ex-captain Asghar Afghan has been given the role of vice-captain. Afghan had appointed the captain of Afghanistan in 2018 when they played their first ever Test match against India at their backyard.

In April 2019, the ACB surprisingly removed him and give the command to Gulbadeen Naib for all important World Cup 2019 played in England.

The newly appointed captain of Afghanistan Rashid has played two Tests, 68 ODIs, and 38 T20Is. He has taken nine wickets in the longer format of the game while has 131 ODI wickets and 75 T20I wickets under his belt.

The right-arm leg-spinner has also played renowned T20 leagues around the world including Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League (Australia).

It is pertinent to mention here that Afghanistan ended his World Cup campaign without winning a single match. But they gave a tough time to the teams like India and Pakistan.