Rashid Khan appointed Afghanistan captain in all formats

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 17:54 IST Rashid Khan has been appointed the Afghanistan captain in all 3 formats (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAfghanistan failed to win a single game at World Cup 2019Following the dismal showing, Gulbadin Naib has been sacked as captainAsghar Afghan has been appointed as the vice-captainRashid Khan has been appointed the captain of Afghanistan cricket team in all three formats. Former skipper Asghar Afghan will be his deputy, the Afghanistan Cricket Board announced on Friday.Rashid Khan will succeed Gulbadin Naib, who had led Afghanistan in their World Cup 2019 campaign.The ACB had removed Asghar Afghan from the captain’s post just three months before the World Cup and appointed Gulbadin in his place, a move which was met with a lot of criticism and backlash from fans and the Afghan players.Gulbadin Naib had himself stated that Asghar Afghan would always be his captain while Rashid and senior player Mohammad Nabi also voiced their displeasure with the appointment.But now the ACB is moving in a whole new direction and have decided to hand over the reins to young Rashid with Asghar Afghan as the vice-captain. Rashid was already the captain of the T20I team while Rahmat Shah was the Test captain.But now the cricket board has decided to go with one skipper for all formats.Afghanistan had a disappointing campaign in the World Cup, losing all nine league matches and finished in the last place. Naib led the team in a total of 12 ODI matches in which he managed to win two games and lost 10.Asghar Afghan, on the other hand, had led the team in 56 ODIs and won 36 of them while losing just 21. They had also managed to tie a game against India in the Asia Cup last year.Rashid meanwhile, has led the team in 4 ODIs so far, winning one and losing 3. Rashid’s first assignment as full-time skipper will be a one-off Test against Bangladesh in September before a full home series against West Indies – including three T20Is, three ODIs and a one-off Test – in India between November 5 and December 1.advertisementAlso Read | India’s World Cup campaign ends in heartbreak: Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri’s tactical blundersAlso Read | #Donotretiredhoni trends: Fans urge MS Dhoni to stay onFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Afghanistan Cricket BoardFollow Rashid KhanFollow Asghar Afghan Rashid Khan appointed Afghanistan captain in all formatsRashid Khan’s first assignment as full-time skipper will be a one-off Test against Bangladesh in September before a full home series against West Indiesadvertisementlast_img