Asghar Afghan sacked; Hashmatullah Shahidi named Afghanistan’s Test, ODI skipper
Afghanistan will have a new captain for their historic Test against Australia this summer after Asghar Afghan was axed and replaced by veteran batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi.
Afghan, in his second stint as captain of the national side, has been removed as skipper of both the Test and ODI teams, with officials pointing to their loss to Zimbabwe in March as the main reason for his exit.
As per the board members’ unanimous decision, left-handed batter Hashmatullah Shahidi is set to lead the team in the One Day Internationals and Tests, with Rahmat Shah being appointed his deputy in both formats. Further, the vice-captaincy in the T20Is has been handed to all-rounder Rashid Khan, while the decision regarding the captain of the shortest format is yet to be made.