Rashid Khan in the last couple of years has evolved into one of the best spinners in the world. He is known for his bag of tricks and variations which he uses on a regular basis to fox the batsmen.
He is currently synonymous to Afghanistan Cricket. Rashid Khan impact has been incredible for whichever team he has played for, whether it is Afghanistan or his franchises all around the globe.
Rashid Khan also became the highest bid associate player in the history of the IPL for a whopping 4 crores by Sunrisers Hyderabad. He became an integral part of the Sunrisers side soon and was the key for Sunrisers’ success in IPL 2016.
The world would forever be thankful to Afghanistan for bringing Rashid Khan to the international cricket world. Come world cup 2019, Afghanistan will be highly dependant on this guy in causing upsets against the top teams in the tournament.
He has proved his worth in all the tournaments he has played in and for whichever franchise he has played in, he has been the crowd’s favorite. His quick action gives no time for the batsmen to react and pick whether he is bowling a leg break or a googly.
It’s just too difficult to pick this guy off the hand and that is why he has been so successful in both franchise cricket and international cricket. He is Afghanistan’s X-Factor!!!
Ashgar Afghan was removed from captaincy of Afghanistan from all formats just before the world cup 2019 from all formats and three new captains were selected for three different formats with Rashid leading the T20 side. We shall see how tactical and successful Rashid will be as a captain or will it be a burden on his shoulders.
His presence, with Mujeeb and Nabi, could cause a serious threat to the opposition and against Non-Asian teams, their quality spin attack could be a litmus test for teams like Australia, New Zealand, and England.
Watch One of Rashid Khan’s best bowling spells:
Afghanistan probably won’t make the semi-finals of the tournament but they could cause some serious upsets in world cup 2019 and Rashid would be monumental in those wins.