Asghar Afghan reappointed as Afghanistan captain across all formats
Asghar Afghan has been handed over the responsibility of Afghanistan’s captaincy again after a lot of controversy. The veteran cricketer will be leading the country in all three formats, replacing Rashid Khan.
After the high-level meeting of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), it was confirmed today (Wednesday) that Asghar has been re-appointed as captain of the country’s three formats. He is headed back to Rashid Khan’s place.
Asghar lost Afghanistan’s captaincy before the World Cup. He was replaced by one-day captain Gulbadin Naib, who led the Afghans in the England and Wales World Cup. At the same time, Rahmat Shah was given the Test captaincy and Rashid Khan named T20I captain.
The decision to change the captaincy by ACB was widely criticized. Even Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan publicly criticized the board. Of course, the wrong decision made by the Afghanistan Cricket Board was proved at the World Cup. After losing all matches in England and Wales, Gulbadin was removed from the ODI lead. Rashid was made captain in all three formats.
This time the leg-spinner had been removed and Asghar had been brought back to the lead. The most experienced cricketer in the country has played 181 matches in the international arena, of which he had captained in 104 matches of them.