Rashid Khan was appointed as the T20I captain of Afghanistan before the T20 World Cup will be played in the UAE between October and November this year. The most popular cricketer in Afghanistan, Rashid, is a well-known name in international cricket and one of the most popular players in local T20 leagues. He has played in all the top T20 leagues around the world and is one of the top wicketkeepers.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board made this announcement on Twitter official. The choice of Rashid Khan as the T20I captain of the team was made by ACB chairman Farhan Yousefzai. Rashid’s appointment was based on his overall experience playing international cricket for his team.
“All-rounder @ rashidkhan_19 has been appointed as the T20I captain & @iamnajibzadran as V captain. Rashid, one of the well-known global faces of the game, was chosen by senior ACB leadership under the leadership of ACB Chairman @ Farhan_YusEfzai “wrote the ACB Twitter handle.
Rashid Khan appointed as T20I skipper in Afghanistan ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup
Apart from Rashid’s choice as captain, Najib Zadran has been appointed vice-captain of the team in the T20I format. The Aghan side have several T20 specialists with Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi to be the best names.
Meanwhile, according to reports in Inside Sport, Afghanistan has been placed in Group B for the T20 World Cup along with India, England, South Africa and two other teams that will be selected from the elimination. The entire tournament is played in the UAE and Oman.
Alom player @ rashidkhan_19 has been appointed as the T20I captain & @iamnajibzadran as V-captain. Rashid, one of the well-known global faces of the game, was chosen by senior ACB leadership under the leadership of ACB’s chairman @Farhan_YusEfzai
– Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) 6 July 2021
Speaking of Rashid Khan’s experience in international cricket, he made his international debut in 2015. Since then, he has played five Tests, 74 ODIs and 51 T20Is for Afghanistan. He picked up 278 international wickets in various formats. He also plays actively in T20 leagues around the world. He has been in leagues like the IPL, BBL, CPL, BPL, PSL, and even in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.