In the latest case, the Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced that Rashid Khan has been selected as the captain or the new captain of the Afghan National Team. In addition, it is said that Najib Zadran has been chosen as the vice-captain of the national team for the 20-a-side games.
“Rashid Khan, a world-renowned figure, has been selected as the captain of the Afghan National Cricket Team by the leadership of the Afghan Cricket Board,” the statement said. Rashed Khan’s experience, good game, and leadership capacity have been taken over the years.”
Rashid Khan has previously been the Afghan national cricket team captain but has said that he is not interested in leading the national cricket team and wants to focus on continuing to play for the team. However, it is worth mentioning that last month, the Afghan Cricket Council appointed Heshmatullah Shahidi as the captain of the one-day and trial games and Rahmat Shah as the vice-captain of these games.
Afghanistan Cricket Board announces the new captain of the Twenty-Year-Old Games, just a few days before the World Cup. The World Cup is scheduled to take place in October in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Afghanistan is in Group B along with India, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.
Considering the achievements of the Afghan national cricket team in the 20-a-side cricket games, the fans of this team expect that this time the team will play well in the world games.
The decision to appoint the Afghan national cricket team captain has already been met with disagreements between the team and their fans. In 2019, while the national team players were traveling to England to participate in the One-Day Games World Cup, the Afghan Cricket Council abruptly removed Asghar Afghan from the players’ leadership and replaced him with Gulbuddin Naib. As a result, Afghanistan’s players lost all nine of their matches. This incident provoked strong criticism from Afghan cricket fans at the time.