With the year 2020 only three days away from its close, the ICC has showered several cricketers with awards. With the end of 2020 set to mark the end of yet another decade, the ICC has announced rewards by acknowledging them as the best performer during that period. As a result, Rashid Khan has earned it for the T20I cricketer of the decade in men’s category.
Rashid Khan is perhaps the face of Afghanistan cricket as he has taken rapid strides to become one of the best T20 bowlers. The 22-year old, who made his international debut in 2015, has troubled one of the mightiest batting line-ups with his clever variations. Aside from being a wicket-taking and economical bowler, Rashid is also a terrific fielder and a sweet striker with the bat. He has also flourished in franchise cricket.
As far as T20I cricket is concerned, he is the highest wicket-taker in the period with 89 under his belt at 12.63 at a stunning economy rate of 6.14. During this period, the leg-spinner has bagged three four-wicket hauls and a couple of fifers. As for franchise cricket, he plays for the SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL, Adelaide Strikers in the BBL, Durban Heat in the Mzansi Super League, Guyana Amazon Warriors in CPL, and several other tournaments worldwide.
Below is ICC’s tweet with regards to the same:
🇦🇫 RASHID KHAN is the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade 👏👏
☝️ Highest wicket-taker in the #ICCAwards period ➜ 89
🅰️ 12.62 average 🤯
💥 Three four-wicket hauls, two five-fors
What a story ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Y59Y6nCs98
— ICC (@ICC) December 28, 2020