Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Rashid Khan Reveals His Name, Test Jersey Number :- On Wednesday, the newly appointed captain of Afghanistan in all formats, Rashid Khan, revealed his name and number jersey ahead of the one-off Test that is going to be held against Bangladesh.
Rashid Khan Reveals His Name, Test Jersey Number
Khan on his Twitter handle, posted a picture of him wearing the jersey and wrote, “New test match Jersey.”
Rashid, on the other hand, is the youngest captain ever and surpassed Tatenda Taibu’s record which the Zimbabwean set in the year 2004. Taibu first captained Zimbabwe in 2004 against Sri Lanka at Harare.
The name as well as the number on the Test jersey is an initiative in order to promote the longest format of the game by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is also a part of the World Test Championship (WTC) which was declared previous year.
However, on the other hand, Afghanistan is not a part of the Championship as there are only the top nine full member countries who are going to compete in a total number of 71 Test matches across 27 bi-lateral series over two years. These total of nine nations are: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies.
On 30th April 2021, when this championship will lead to top two teams with most points, the top two will compete in the WTC final on June 2021 in the UK. Each of the nine teams are going to play total of six of the eight potential challengers across a two-year period, with three series at home along with as many series away as well as a total of 120 points up for grasp within every single series.
Afghanistan is now going to play against Bangladesh in one-off Test at Chattogram from September 5 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Thursday. The match is already started and Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first.
The team Afghanistan has named Rashid Khan as their all-format skipper after a terrible World Cup campaign in England and Wales which was held this year. On the other hand, on Thursday, the leg-spinner engraved his name in history books as the youngest Test captain ever.
While talking to reporters last Friday, Rashid told them that he is pretty excited after the arrival of his team in Chittagong. He said in his statement, “(I am) pretty excited. It is a new role to be a captain of the team and will try my best to be positive and enjoy the game,”