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Rashid Khan appointed as Afghanistan’s T20 captain | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Star-shaped gyroscope Rashid khan was named on Thursday as Afghanistan’s new captain in T20I. 24 years old replacing the old general Mohamad Nabiwho resigned in 2022 World Cup T20 in Australia.
“Rashid Khan is a big name in Afghanistan Cricket. He has extensive experience playing the format around the world, which will help him take the team to the next level in the format,” said afghanistan cricket Board Chairman Mirwais Ashraf in a statement.
Rashid, 24, was also named captain ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup but resigned after the squad was announced, arguing that he was not consulted on the selection.
“Rashid Khan has experience leading Afghanistan Atalan in all three modes before and we are delighted to have him as our captain for the T20I format again. I am sure he will come out on top. and will bring more glory to the nation.”
T20 superstar Rashid said it was a great honor to be captain of the national team.
“Captain is a huge responsibility. I’ve had experience leading my country before, there are a lot of great people that I know well and I feel quite comfortable with.
“We will try to stick together, will work hard to get things right and bring pride and joy to our country and people,” Rashid said.
To date, Rashid has represented Afghanistan in 74 T20I and has 122 entries to his name in the format, making him the third top catcher in the format behind Tim Southee (134) and Shakib Al Hassan (128).
He is also in great demand in franchise cricket, playing 361 T20 games for 15 different teams globally from 2015 onwards and has brought him a whopping 491 hits, making him became the second pitcher after Dwayne Bravo (614) to have the most pitches in the format.
Afghanistan will have a tour of the UAE in February, where they will face the hosts in three T20Is.
(With input from PTI)

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