Asghar Afghan reappointed Afghanistan captain in all formats

Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan Cricket Board, captaincy, West Indies tour of Afghanistan, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan
The squad's poor show in a 'home series' against West Indies where they lost all in three formats may have prompted the authorities to call back Afghan. Photo: @ACBofficials/Twitter

Former Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan on Wednesday (December 11) was reappointed as the country’s national cricket team’s captain across all formats.

The move comes seven months after the top officials of Afghanistan Cricket Board stripped Asghar from the captaincy.

The squad’s poor show in a ‘home series’ against West Indies where they lost all in three formats may have prompted the authorities to call back Afghan.

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“As per the decision by ACB Top management, senior player Asghar Afghan is reappointed as team Afghanistan’s captain across formats,” ACB wrote on its official Wednesday.

Also read: Rashid Khan named Afghanistan captain across all formats

In April, two months before the ODI World Cup, ACB had named Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan as replacements of Asghar in the Test, ODI and T20 teams respectively.

However, after the World Cup after a disappointing show in England, where Afghanistan lost all its nine matches, all-rounder Rashid was named skipper across all formats.

Under Asghar’s leadership, Afghanistan became a Full Member of the International Cricket Council and secured their maiden Test win against Ireland in Dehradun last month.

The 32-year-old Asghar has represented Afghanistan in 111 ODIs, 66 T20 Internationals and 4 Test matches.

(With inputs from agencies)

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