Afghanistan's captain changed before the World Cup
Just before the World Cup, Asghar Afgan has been removed from Afghanistan's position as captain The country's Cricket Board has announced the removal of Asghar on Friday by a formal tweet message. Since 2015, Asghar was led by Afghans in three formats of Test, ODI and Twenty20 cricket. Instead, in the three formats, three separate cricketers have been announced as the new captain of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
The 28-year-old bowling allrounder has been given the responsibility of Afghanistan's ODI captain Gulbaden Nimb After the debut against Canada in 2011, Afghans have not played 52 ODIs and 38 T20 matches so far. Right-handed all-rounder took 40 wickets in the one-day internationals with five half-centuries and eight hundred runs.
Captain Rashid Khan will be the captain of the team in T20. Rashid had earlier experienced the leadership of leading Afghans. Right now, one of the world's best leg-spinners, Rashid Afridi, has played two Tests and 57 one-day internationals along with 38 T20s. Apart from playing for the national team, this right-handed spinner has shown his magic in all the major franchise league in the world.
Meanwhile, top-order batsman Rahmat Shah has been appointed as the Test captain of the team. Twenty-five-year-old Rahmat, who has played in two Test matches in Afghanistan so far, He played 58 ODIs for the country and scored three centuries and 13 half-centuries. A few days back, Rahmat had played a major role in batting with 98 and 76 in two innings in the historic first Test match against Ireland in the batting line-up.
Asghar, who has been removed from the captaincy, played two Tests, 99 ODIs and 59 Twenty20 matches for the Afghan country. He made his debut for Afghanistan in 2009. In 2015, he was given the responsibility of captain Mohammad Ali instead of captain.