Afghanistan cricket team has grown as unit since being an associate nation and cricketers like Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have been the flag bearers of the side. Rashid Khan proved his spin bowling prowess in franchise leagues around the world and has emerged as of the finest spinners on the international cricket.
After a brief hiatus due to novel coronavirus pandemic, Rashid Khan along with the Afghanistan team has returned to training. Their initial training has been in groups as the team in ensuring safety amid the pandemic situation. He is currently participating in the CPL 2020 before heading to join SunRisers Hyderabad for the IPL.
India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that Rashid Khan has been amazing in the T20 format with his consistent performances. He also added that having him in the mix has been a delight for any team and he has turned out to be an asset for SRH in the IPL.
“The good thing about this bowling group is that we are playing together for the last 2-3 years so we understand each other pretty well. It makes things easier for a captain or senior bowler like me,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar told the IPL website.
“Rashid has been amazing in this format all over the world. He has been playing in different league, performing consistently and having him in the mix is always a delight for any team.
“Not just with the ball, he has been amazing with the bat as well. So yes he is an asset to any team.”
The experiences of playing franchise leagues around the world has helped Rashid Khan grow his stature. He is one of the finest spinners in the limited-overs format and has often deceived batsmen with his leg spin. Besides that, the all-rounder has also proved out to be handy with the bat and often played quick fire knocks.
Rashid has an experience of playing 211 T20s where he has picked up 296 wickets. As far as his national team is concerned, he has 23 wickets in Test, 133 in ODIs and 89 in the shortest format of the game.