Rashid Khan is Afghanistan’s new captain for all codecs


Star spinner Rashid Khan was on Friday appointed captain of the Afghanistan cricket group for all codecs whereas Asghar Afghan, who was unceremoniously eliminated as skipper earlier than the World Cup, might be his deputy.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), thus, has put an finish to the cut up captaincy earlier than it even got here to impact.

Earlier than the World Cup, Rahmat Shah was appointed Take a look at captain whereas Gulbadin Naib emerged a shock selection for ODI captaincy. Rashid himself was named the T20 captain.

“@rashidkhan_19 appointed as Crew Afghanistan’s new Captain throughout all three codecs whereas Asghar Afghan appointed as Vice-Captain,” the ACB tweeted.

On the World Cup, Afghanistan got here near upsetting biggies like India and Pakistan however finally ended on the backside of the 10-team desk with no single win in 9 video games.

Twenty-year-old Rashid and seasoned Mohammad Nabi, the 2 IPL stars, had expressed displeasure on the elimination of Asghar simply forward of the showpiece. Rashid has performed two Checks, 68 ODIs and 38 T20s.

Chief selector Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai and CEO Asadullah Khan have been sacked following the group’s winless marketing campaign within the UK. Former ACB media supervisor Lutfullah Stanikzai has been named the brand new CEO.