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20-year-old Rashid Khan appointed as Afghanistan's captain for all formats

13 July, 2019, 17:25 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Rashid will lead the side in a one-off Test against Bangladesh in September

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Friday appointed leg-spinner Rashid Khan as the team captain for all formats.

The move comes after Afghanistan's disappointing World Cup campaign, where they lost all nine matches, and follows the side's tumultuous recent months.

Rashid, from whom a lot was expected at the World Cup, too had a awful outing and finished with the worst figures as a bowler among his teammates. In eight innings, the legspinner manage to pick up just six wickets at an average of 69.33 and a strike rate of 71.8. In the group-stage game against England, Khan also came agonisingly close to equalling the shameful world record of most runs conceded in a single One Day International (ODI) ever.

"@rashidkhan_19 appointed as Team Afghanistan's new Captain across all three formats while Asghar Afghan appointed as Vice-Captain", the ACB tweeted.

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Critics say the performance of the National Team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was marred by differences over the captain of the team.

Afghan, who led his country to a maiden test win against Ireland earlier this year, has been a regular member of the team since 2009.

Rashid's first match as captain will be a one-off Test against Bangladesh in September.

He has played in both of Afghanistan's Tests since they were awarded Test status in 2017 and has also featured in 68 ODIs and 38 T20s for Afghanistan. The "home" series will include three T20Is and three ODIs apart from the only Test, beginning from November 27.

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