Rashid Khan named Afghanistan T20 captain

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Afghanistan have named star spinner Rashid Khan as their 20-overs captain three months before this year's Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Middle-order batsman Najibullah Zadran will be Rashid's deputy.

Asghar Afghan was removed as Afghanistan's all-format captain last month with top-order batsman Hashmat Shahidi put in charge of their Test and ODI teams.

Rashid has established himself as a Twenty20 stalwart and is a familiar face in franchise cricket in Australia, India, England, Pakistan and West Indies.

He first made a name for himself in the format as a strike bowler for the Adelaide Strikers in Australia's BBL competition.

"I'm a great believer that a captain is as good as his team," tweeted the 22-year-old, who had a three-month stint as Afghanistan captain in 2019.

"Thank you @ACBofficials for the trust & believing in me. It is a dream journey & my fans support will be the key," he said.

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