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Rashid sees himself as an all-rounder

Afghanistan leg-spinning all-rounder Rashid Khan believes he has got all-round skills.

Rashid sees himself as an all-rounder

Rashid displayed an all-round show of quickfire 48 and four-for with the ball in Tuesday’s third ODI against Ireland in Abu Dhabi that won him the player of the match award.

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Not only for his nation, he has put up great performances in franchise leagues around the world.

“Exactly [I see myself as an all-rounder]. I said earlier that I started my career as a batsman. But later I worked more on my bowling. I am working on my batting now and I have got areas to improve on and I want to be a proper all-rounder in future,” said Rashid.

”When the team needs me I have to deliver. At the end when we need 40 or 50 runs then you have to stand up and deliver for the team. Yes I am considering myself as a proper all-rounder and whenever I get an opportunity, doesn’t matter if I come at number eight or number nine, I just need to have that mentality that I have got skills and talents and I have to just go and express that.”

Aside 252 international wickets, Rashid also has one Test fifty and five ODI fifties. In T20 cricket, he bats at a strike rate of 144.55.

Rashid’s most famous all-round show came in 2019 when Afghanistan played Bangladesh in the only Test in Chattogram. He struck 61-ball 51 in the first innings before taking match figures of 11 for 104 to script his team’s 224-run win in a match in which he captained. He also hit 22-ball 24 in the second innings.

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