Rashid Khan: Afghanistan spinner stands down as Twenty20 captain

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Rashid Khan has taken 95 T20 international cricket wickets, an average of 12.63

Just minutes after the team named their squad for the T20 World Cup next month, Rashid Khan was made Afghanistan Twenty20 captain.

Rashid claimed that he wasn't consulted in the selection of squad members.

He wrote that he was the captain of the nation and responsible for selecting the team on Twitter. External-link

"The ACB and the selection committee have not received my consent to announce the team."

In July, the T20 captain was reappointed to the leg-spinner. Before being replaced by Asghar Afghan, he also served a brief stint as T20 captain in 2019.

The 22-year old has not yet stated which selection decisions he disagrees.

Many experienced players were recalled, including Mohammad Shahzad and Dawlat Zdran.

The T20 World Cup will be held in Oman and the United Arab Emirates between 17 October and 14 November.

Afghanistan will face one of the qualifiers from Group B in Sharjah to start their tournament. In the group stage, they will also be facing Pakistan, New Zealand, and India.

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