Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan added another quill to his top when he exited for the hurl against Bangladesh in the coincidental Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Thursday. Afghanistan won the hurl and picked to bat first.
Afghanistan named Rashid Khan as their everything configuration captain following a heartbreaking World Cup campaign in England and Wales prior this year. The leg-spinner on Thursday carved his name in history books as the most youthful Test chief ever.
Rashid outperformed Tatenda Taibu’s record which the Zimbabwean set in 2004. Taibu first drove Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in 2004 at Harare.
Most youthful Test chiefs
20y 350d: Rashid Khan (AFG)
20y 358d: Tatenda Taibu (ZIM)
21y 77d: Nawab of Pataudi (IND)
22y 15d: Waqar Younis (PAK)
22y 82d: Graeme Smith (SA)
22y 115d: Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
Youngest to captain in each of the international cricket formats….
in ODIs: 19y-165d – Rashid Khan for Afghanistan in Mar 2018
in T20Is: 20y-224d – Tshepo Phaswana for Botswana in May 2019
in Tests: 20y-350d – Rashid Khan at Chattogram (Chittagong) today! #BANvAFG
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 5, 2019
“(I am) truly energized. It is another job to be a chief of the group and will attempt my best to be sure and appreciate the game,” Rashid told columnists last Friday after the entry of his group in Chittagong.
The Afghan side has experienced disturbance as of new. In April 2019, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) named Rahmat Shah as Test commander, supplanting Asghar Afghan, they drove the side in their initial two Test matches.
Afghanistan (Playing XI): Ihsanullah Janat, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Afsar Zazai(w), Rashid Khan(c), Yamin Ahmadzai, Qais Ahmad, Zahir Khan
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Soumya Sarkar, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan
It's Rashid Khan's first Test as captain!
He has won the toss and Afghanistan will bat in the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram.
— ICC (@ICC) September 5, 2019