Rashid Khan has been appointed the captain of Afghanistan team in all formats. Former skipper Asghar Afghan will be his deputy, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Friday.
Rashid Khan will take ODI charge from Gulbadin Naib, who led Afghanistan in their World Cup 2019 campaign and Test captainship from Rahmat Shah. The 20-year-old Rashid was already the skipper of Afghanistan’s T20I team.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) July 12, 2019
He will now lead the Afghans in a one-off Test against Bangladesh in September, a tri-series involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe before a full home series (to be played in India) against West Indies that will include three T20Is, three ODIs and a one-off Test between November 5 and December 1.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Rashid Khan’s appointment as Afghanistan captain:
— Gulbadin Naib (@GbNaib) July 12, 2019
Afghanistan Cricket Team @ACBofficials new captain in all formats is champion @rashidkhan_19. Very wise decision and congratulations to Afghanistan and all cricket fans. We have high hopes for 2020 @cricketworldcup #T20I in #Australia. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/YDmb8qzGok
— Diva Patang (@DivaPatang) July 12, 2019
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) July 12, 2019
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) July 12, 2019
— Adelaide Strikers (@StrikersBBL) July 12, 2019