Rashid Khan makes history which no Afghanistan player ever did

Afghanistan had named Rashid as captain for all formats of the game following the team’s disappointing World Cup campaign in England and Wales earlier this year.
Rashid Khan makes history which no Afghanistan player ever did Rashid Khan is the leading spinner for Afghanistan (Photo: Twitter)
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Afghanistan will look to create a major upset as they face Bangladesh in one-off test, which got underway on Thursday. The match will also be remembered for ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan,  breaking the record of becoming the youngest player ever to lead a Test side. 

Rashid, who turned 20 years and 350 days on Thursday, surpassed the record of Tatenda Taibu who led Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka at Harare in 2004 at the age of 20 years and 358 days.

Third in the list is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was 21 years and 77 days old when he led India against the West Indies in Bridgetown in 1962.

Afghanistan had named Rashid as captain for all formats of the game following the team’s disappointing World Cup campaign in England and Wales earlier this year.

Afghanistan obtained Test status in 2017 and while they were thrashed by India inside two days in their opening Test in June 2018, they managed to come good in their second Test as they defeated fellow newcomer Ireland by seven wickets to earn their maiden win in the longest format.

 Afghanistan is not a part of the ICC World Test Championship as only the top nine full member nations are competing in a total of 71 Tests across 27 bilateral series over two years.

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