As reported earlier, Rashid Khan has been named the chief of the Afghanistan T20I group. He took over the responsibilities from Mohammad Nabi who ventured down following Afghanistan’s mission in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Mirwais Ashraf, executive of the Afghanistan cricket board, proposed Rashid to take control of the job, with the legspinner having prior led the country in seven T20Is in 2019. Rashid had likewise led Afghanistan in seven ODIs in 2018-19 and furthermore two Tests in 2019.
In Rashid’s past captaincy stretch, Afghanistan won four out of the seven matches under his administration, not to forget the two triumphs against the West Indies in Lucknow. Rashid’s most recent captaincy stretch will start in February 2023 when Afghanistan visits UAE to play three T20Is against the hosts.
Rashid Khan is a massive name in Afghanistan Cricket, he’s already a legend of the game. He has enormous experience of playing cricket all over the world which will assist him in taking the group to another level,” said Ashraf.
“Rashid Khan has the experience of driving Afghanistan in each of the three formats previously and we are glad to have him as our captain for the T20I format once more. I’m certain he will end up as the winner and will carry more wonders to the country,” he added.
Talking about his arrangements, Rashid, the third-highest wicket-taker in T20Is, said: “Captaincy is an immense responsibility. I have the experience of driving my nation previously, there is an extraordinary bundle of folks with whom I have a decent working experience and I feel really good being back in the leadership role under their shadow. We will try our best in the field and give pride and pleasure to our nation and its people.”