The Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is all set to lead team Afghanistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 event which is scheduled to start from 17 October. Notably, he has been given the responsibility to lead the team after captain Rashid Khan stepped down from the skipper role on Thursday, September 9.
Notably, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday came up with the squad announcement for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 event and they named Rashid Khan as their skipper for the tournament.
Just a few minutes after the announcement, Rashid Khan came up with a tweet stating that the selection committee and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) did not take his ‘consent’ before announcing the squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 which will be played in UAE and Oman and he will be stepping down from the role of captain.
“I am taking the decision of stepping down from the role as the captain of Afghanistan”: Rashid Khan
“As the captain and responsible person for the nation, I reserve the right to be part of the selection of the team. The selection committee and ACB has not obtained my consent for the team which has been announced by ACB media,” Rashid said in a statement on Twitter.
“I am taking the decision of stepping down from the role as the captain of Afghanistan T20 side effective immediately. It’s Always my proud playing for Afghanistan,” he added.
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) September 9, 2021
Champion player Mohammad Nabi who is one of the most experienced players in the team has been handed over the responsibility to captain the team as reported by ESPNcricinfo. Notably, Afghanistan is placed in Group 2 of the tournament alongside India, Pakistan, and New Zealand.
Afghanistan Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Mohammad Nabi ( C ), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Usman Ghani, Naveen ul Haq, Asghar Afghan, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Najibullah Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shapoor Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Qais Ahmad. Reserves: Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad