Afghanistan’s spin prodigy Rashid Khan has been given a huge task as he is appointed the Test captain for the very first time. The one-off game against Bangladesh would be Afghanistan’s third Test in their history after obtaining Test status in 2017.
Leg-spinner Rashid was named skipper for all three formats after their dire World Cup campaign in England and Wales when they lost all nine matches and were dogged by several controversies. Rashid will enter his name in the record books as the youngest to captain a Test side in cricket’s long history.
Rashid will surpass Tatenda Taibu’s record which the Zimbabwean set in 2004. Taibu first led Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in 2004 at Harare. But he is all set to relinquish his record to Rashid (20 years 350 days), who will be eight days younger to Taibu when he will lead Afghanistan for the first time in Tests.