ATLANATA (Pajhwok) : Rashid Khan has been reappointed Afghanistan captain in T20Is, replacing Mohammed Nabi after the allrounder stepped down from the role following the 2022 T20 World Cup. ACB said in Thursday.
Rashid’s first assignment will be the tour of UAE in February next year, where Afghanistan will play three T20Is.
“Captaincy is a huge responsibility,” Rashid said after the appointment was announced. “I have the experience of leading my country before, there is 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, 24, has led Afghanistan in T20Is before: for three months between September and November 2019, recording four wins in seven matches. Overall, Afghanistan have won seven out of 16 matches across formats under his leadership.
Mirwais Ashraf, the ACB Chairman, expressed his desire for the appointment of Rashid Khan as the captain of the Afghanistan National Team for the T20I format.
“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”. He said.
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