Afghanistan has shown considerable improvement in the white-ball cricket in the past couple of years. Captain Rashid Khan will be hoping that the side can do well in this year’s T20 World Cup. Despite ongoing war in the country, cricket is certainly proved to be binding force among people in the country coming from different tribes.
The cricket fans in Afghanistan will be hoping that the side can do better in this T20 World Cup. Let’s take a look at the three premier players to watch out for Afghanistan in the 2020 T20 World Cup.
Players to watch out for:
Swashbuckling Opener Hazratullah Zazai will be looking to make an impression with the bat in this T20 World Cup. The 22-year-old will be motivated to produce amazing performance for the country in this upcoming showpiece event. Afghan has a decent record in the T20 format where he averages 40. 71 in 15 innings and has already scored 570 runs with a strike-rate of 155.31 which included one century and two fifties.
Since his belligerent 162 not out against Ireland, Zazai has consistently produced decent scores for the side in the T20 format. Left-hander will be hoping to get the side off to a flier in the initial Powerplay overs.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a very important member of the Afghanistan’s T20 team. Wicket-keeper batsman is an aggressive player and does like to take on the bowlers in the initial Powerplay overs.
The 18-year old has represented Afghanistan in 29 T20Is, where he has scored 708 runs at an average of 25.28 and at a strike-rate of 148.52 which included five half-centuries to his name. He will be looking to make impact with the bat at the top of the innings for Afghanistan in this T20 World Cup.
Since taking over captaincy duties last year, Rashid Khan will be geared up to deliver his best with the ball for Afghanistan in this year’s T20 World Cup.
There is no doubt that Rashid Khan is premier bowler for Afghanistan in the T20 format. Since May 2016, Rashid Khan is the leading wicket-taker in the T20 format. Leg-spinner has claimed 68 wickets in 33 T20I matches at an average of 10.29 with an economy rate of 5.64. He has also taken three four-wicket hauls and two five-fors during this period.