The skipper of Afghanistan Rashid Khan, who has been one of the top performers of the team isn’t likely to play the final of the tri-series against Bangladesh. The team manager of Afghanistan revealed the news while talking to International Cricket Council.
Rashid Khan has been brilliant in the recent past for Afghanistan, especially, after taking the captaincy role. He inspired his side to Test victory and became a force to reckon in the ongoing T20I tri-series. However, he might miss the all-important game vowing to the left side hamstring, which sustained during the series.
Speaking of the same, the team manager Nazam Rai quoted that he isn’t sure whether Rashid Khan is available for the final game or not but he is sure that Rashid Khan is in his recovery phase and doing well to take the ball again. He feels Khan will be monitored for the next couple of days.
However, after some brief treatment he came back into the action and even took two wickets, but was visibly struggling through it all.
“I cannot say that he will be available (for the final),” Afghanistan manager Nazim Jar Abdur Rahim Zai told reporters after the match. “He is doing well and let’s see what’s happening. We will have two or three days for recovery. I hope it’s not that serious because he is our captain and main player and we will monitor him tomorrow and the day after (before taking any decision).”
Well, it would be interesting to see whether Rashid Khan will make into the final XI or not. Meanwhile, it would be a cracking contest, as two potential candidates are meeting in the final.
As far as the final is concerned, Afghanistan will enter into the game in a confident manner, as they won 4 out of their last 5 matches. However, Bangladesh ended their losing streak in the last game when they outsmarted Afghanistan in the league format of the series.