Mohammad Nabi named Afghanistan’s captain following Rashid’s decision
Rashid Khan previously announced that he will be stepping down from captaincy.
Mohammad Nabi has been made the captain of Afghanistan for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced its decision, following the resignation of Rashid Khan. The experienced all-rounder replaces Rashid Khan as the captain of Afghanistan’s Twenty20 side leading to the world cup.
Mohammad Nabi expressed his happiness on Twitter following the announcement.
At this critical stage, I admire the decision of ACB for the announcement of leading the National Cricket Team in T20 Format. InshaAllah together we will present a great picture of the Nation in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) September 9, 2021
Mohammad Nabi thanks ACB for its decision to make him the captain and he hopes to present a good image of the nation at the World Cup.
The 36-year-old is one of the most experienced players in the squad. Nabi has played in 81 Twenty20 internationals and has scored 1396 runs for Afghanistan. Meanwhile, he has taken 72 wickets in twenty20 internationals.
Afghanistan starts its World Cup campaign on October the 25th. Meanwhile, they are placed in group B along with India, New Zealand, and Pakistan.
Rashid Khan previously had announced that he will be stepping down from the captaincy. The former captain felt that he was not consulted by ACB in the team selection for the T20 World Cup.
Afghanistan T20 Squad: Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, and Qais Ahmed.