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ACB Reappoints Asghar Afghan as Captain of National Cricket Team

Asghar Afghan has been reappointed as Afghanistan’s national cricket team captain across formats, Afghanistan’s Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.

"As per the decision by ACB top management,” ACB said in a statement.

“Asghar Afghan is an experienced player who can play in every area with the new and current players,” it said.

This is the latest in a series of leadership changes for the team, with Afghan taking over from Rashid Khan, Afghan cricket team star.

The ACB in April decided to go with a split captaincy, putting Rahmat Shah in charge of Tests, while naming Gulbadin Naib for ODIs and Rashid for T20Is.

Rashid has enjoyed some success as skipper, leading the team to a memorable Test win against Bangladesh, and sealing T20I series victory against West Indies.

“Rashid is a very good player and when he was the captain of the team--he showed his competency. He is playing in other leagues, too, and bringing honor to his country,” the ACB said.

Afghan, who was first named captain in 2015, has led in 104 international matches across formats, winning 69 of them.

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ACB Reappoints Asghar Afghan as Captain of National Cricket Team

Afghan was removed as captain less than two months before the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.

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Asghar Afghan has been reappointed as Afghanistan’s national cricket team captain across formats, Afghanistan’s Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.

"As per the decision by ACB top management,” ACB said in a statement.

“Asghar Afghan is an experienced player who can play in every area with the new and current players,” it said.

This is the latest in a series of leadership changes for the team, with Afghan taking over from Rashid Khan, Afghan cricket team star.

The ACB in April decided to go with a split captaincy, putting Rahmat Shah in charge of Tests, while naming Gulbadin Naib for ODIs and Rashid for T20Is.

Rashid has enjoyed some success as skipper, leading the team to a memorable Test win against Bangladesh, and sealing T20I series victory against West Indies.

“Rashid is a very good player and when he was the captain of the team--he showed his competency. He is playing in other leagues, too, and bringing honor to his country,” the ACB said.

Afghan, who was first named captain in 2015, has led in 104 international matches across formats, winning 69 of them.

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