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Rashid Seeks Tougher Opponents For Afghanistan To Improve

On Wednesday, the ICC named Rashid as No. 1 bowler in the Twenty20 International formation.

Speaking to the press, the newly-ranked world’s best T20 bowler, the Afghan Rashid Khan, wants stronger opponents for Afghanistan’s team so they can improve in all three formats.

Afghanistan ended their tour of Bangladesh by sharing the T20I tri-series trophy with the home team following a washed-out final in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.

The team returned to Afghanistan on Wednesday.

The next bilateral series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is scheduled for March 2022 and is comprised of only three ODIs and two T20Is.

Afghanistan will play two Tests and three ODIs against Australia over the next three years.

Their only bilateral games against New Zealand will be in the form of an ODI series just before the 2023 50-over World Cup.

"We should have (a) longer series against Bangladesh, like have the main focus on 50 overs and Test matches," Rashid said at a press conference, as quoted by ESPN.

"Cricket boards should think about it. There should be a three-match Test series. There's more room to learn and have different experiences. More 50 overs and Tests would be better for both nations,” he said.

Rashid wants Afghanistan to improve and eventually play in the World Test Championship.

"We are quite sad not to be part of the World Test Championship, but I think all we can do right now is play good Test cricket, to prove that decision wrong. But at the same time, you can't put a side in the championship who (has) played only three Tests," he said according to the ESPN report.

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On Wednesday, the ICC named Rashid as No. 1 bowler in the Twenty20 International formation.

Speaking to the press, the newly-ranked world’s best T20 bowler, the Afghan Rashid Khan, wants stronger opponents for Afghanistan’s team so they can improve in all three formats.

Afghanistan ended their tour of Bangladesh by sharing the T20I tri-series trophy with the home team following a washed-out final in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.

The team returned to Afghanistan on Wednesday.

The next bilateral series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is scheduled for March 2022 and is comprised of only three ODIs and two T20Is.

Afghanistan will play two Tests and three ODIs against Australia over the next three years.

Their only bilateral games against New Zealand will be in the form of an ODI series just before the 2023 50-over World Cup.

"We should have (a) longer series against Bangladesh, like have the main focus on 50 overs and Test matches," Rashid said at a press conference, as quoted by ESPN.

"Cricket boards should think about it. There should be a three-match Test series. There's more room to learn and have different experiences. More 50 overs and Tests would be better for both nations,” he said.

Rashid wants Afghanistan to improve and eventually play in the World Test Championship.

"We are quite sad not to be part of the World Test Championship, but I think all we can do right now is play good Test cricket, to prove that decision wrong. But at the same time, you can't put a side in the championship who (has) played only three Tests," he said according to the ESPN report.

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