Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s Cricketing Wizard, has been appointed as AfghanAtalan’s Captain for the T20I format, changing the senior all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, after he stepped down from the function after the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Mirwais Ashraf, the chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, stated Thursday that Rashid is a large identify in Afghanistan Cricket. “He has colossal expertise of enjoying the format all over the world which is able to assist him take the staff to a brand new stage within the format”.
He additionally stated that Rashid has the expertise of main Afghanistan in all three codecs. “I’m positive he’ll come out on prime and can convey extra glory to the nation,” Ashraf stated.
Rashid in the meantime stated he was happy to have been chosen and stated it was an enormous honor for him.
“Captaincy is a big accountability. I’ve the expertise of main my nation earlier than, there’s a nice bunch of men with whom I’ve a great understanding and really feel fairly comfy. We’ll attempt to stick collectively, will work exhausting to place issues heading in the right direction and produce pleasure and pleasure to our nation and nation”. He stated.
Rashid Khan has thus far represented Afghanistan in 74 T20I matches and has 122 wickets to his identify within the format, making him the third highest wicket-taker within the format behind Tim Southee (134) and Shakib Al Hassan (128).
He has additionally been in very excessive demand in franchise cricket, enjoying 361 T20 matches for 15 totally different groups across the globe from 2015 onwards and has bagged a mammoth 491 wickets which makes him the 2nd bowler behind Dwayne Bravo (614) with probably the most wickets within the format.
Afghanistan Nationwide Crew is ready to tour UAE in February the place they may tackle the hosts in three T20Is, which shall be Rashid’s first tour as Afghanistan’s skipper after 2019.