It is a very tough time for the country like Afghanistan who is now ruled by the terrorist forces, Taliban who have terrified their people by their actions and rules. It has been said that the Taliban also takes an active interest in the Afghanistan Cricket board’s decision and has a say on certain matters as well. Due to the turmoil faced by the country, domestic T20 League Shpageeza T20 League which was scheduled to start from 10 September is postponed and is likely to have an effect on the performance of players in the T20 World Cup 2021.
The ace spinner Rashid Khan has reacted on the T20 World Cup squad announcement by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). The ACB posted an update on Twitter and informed the people about the players who have been selected for the T20 World Cup.
Here is the Tweet by the official account of ACB:
Soon the captain Rashid Khan got to know about the T20 Squad announcement and was quick to post his diagreement regarding the team selection. He also said in a tweet that the board and selectors have not taken his consent for choosing the squad and he has every right to be a part of the discussion. Another shocking thing was that Rashid Khan has taken the decision of stepping down as the role of Afghanistan T20I captain.
Here is the tweet by Rashid Khan:
One of the reasons for Rashid Khan’s exit would be Taliban’s decision of banning women cricket and the future prospects with the board. But nevertheless here are 3 choices for ACB for the captaincy role of T20 World Cup 2021
1. Gulbadin Naib
The all-rounder has a fine experience of leading the team in the 2019 World Cup and can be handed a chance once again.
2. Asghar Afghan
The most successful captain of Afghanistan team has gradually improved his form in the T20 Cricket and can lead the side in the T20 World Cup 2021.
3. Mohammad Nabi
The most experienced player of Afghanistan cricket is a strong candidate for captaincy due to his terrific track record in T20s but he can align with Rashid and is not expected to take up the role.
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