Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan has been appointed as their new Capitan across all three formats of cricket. Afghanistan cricket board has announced their new captain on July 12. And Asghar Afghan has been appointed as the Vice-Captain.
Rashid has a high profile in the global T20 league and is the number one ranked bowler in the T20 cricket.
Afghanistan board has made drastic changes after the defeat in the World Cup campaign, where they have lost all the nine matches in the tournaments. They took out Asghar Afghan as the Capitan and replaced him with Gulbadin Naib in ODI’s, Rashid in T20’s and Rahmat Shah appointed for Tests. And after the world cup result ACB has changed their mind given all the duties to the Leggie.
Naib endured an ordinary campaign, giving away runs at more than 6.39. Under Naib, Afghanistan has won 31 ODI’s and also made 37 out of 46 T20’s. He also took his country to win in the maiden test cricket against Ireland this year.
Afghanistan campaign was surrounded with controversies as Afghan was not included in the playing Xl in most of the fixtures. Mohammad Shahzad was sent home due to his fitness factor and Aftab Alam was excluded in the middle of the campaign because of his disciplinary issues.
“We all play as one team and play only for the country. Whatever I am today, is because of this country and this team,” – Khan said after his appointment.