Rashid Khan has been appointed the captain of Afghanistan’s T20I team. He will replace all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who stepped down from the role after the horrendous T20 World Cup in Australia earlier this year.
Mirwais Ashraf, ACB Chairman’s statement:
“Rashid Khan is a massive name in Afghanistan Cricket. He has colossal experience of playing the format around the world which will help him take the team to a new level in the format.”
“Rashid Khan has the experience of leading AfghanAtalan in all three formats before and we are happy to have him as our skipper for the T20I format again. I am sure he will come out on top and will bring more glory to the nation.”
‘Huge Responsibility’ for Rashid Khan
Delighted on being bestowed with a new responsibility, here’s what Rashid said:
“Captaincy is a huge responsibility. I have the experience of leading my country before, there are a great bunch of guys with whom I have a good understanding and feel pretty comfortable. We will try to stick together, will work hard to put things on the right track and bring pride and joy to our country and nation.”
Rashid Khan has so far represented Afghanistan in 74 T20Is and has taken 122 wickets, which makes him the third leading wicket-taker in the format behind New Zealand’s star pacer Tim Southee, who has 134 scalps to his name and Shakib Al Hassan, who picked 128 wickets so far in the shortest format.