Rashid Khan Profile, Career Info, Records & Stats

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is a right-arm leg-break bowler with an iconic presence in Afghan Cricket and current T20I captain for his national side Afghan Cricket Team.  He was born on 20 September 1998, Nangarhar, Afghanistan & lived a few years in Peshawar Pakistan due to war situations in his country. Rashid idolised Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi. He became the first Afghan cricketer to play for World XI when he became part of the squad in a single T20I match against West Indies at Lord’s Cricket Stadium on May 31, 2019.

Rashid is the first Afghan cricketer to top ICC T20 Bowler Rankings and ICC All-rounder Rankings, which he achieved in February 2018 and September 2018 respectively. He captained his national side during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and subsequently became the youngest player to captain an international side at the age of 19 years and 165 days. He is one of the playing XI who played the first-ever Test match for Afghan Cricket in June 2018 against India and stayed the most expensive debutant bowler.

Best Bowling Figures

  • Rashid became the fastest ODI bowler to take 100 wickets which he completed with Shai Hope wicket in 44 matches and shattered Mitchell Starc record of quickest to 100 ODI wickets.
  • He is the fastest bowler to take 50 T20I wickets in terms of the time period which he completed in two overs and 220 days against Bangladesh from his debut date.
  • Rashid Khan became the new captain of Afghanistan Cricket Team in T20I while replacing Afghan Asghar and appointed as current Vice-captain to Afghanistan ODI Team.
  • He became the first Afghan Cricketer to take five wickets to haul in two overs in a T20I with 5/3 that’s the best five-wicket haul bowling figure in the history of ICC T20I.
  • He took his second ODI five wickets to haul with his best bowling figure of 7/18 runs against Afghanistan at Gros Islet cricket stadium.
  • Rashid Khan is the first Afghanistan Cricketer to take a five-wicket haul in a Test match against Ireland.
  • Rashid Khan became the youngest bowler to take 100 wickets in ODI after dismissing West Indian wicket-keeper batsman Shai Hope.
  • Khan became the first and only Afghan player to pick up 4 wickets in four successive deliveries and equalled the record with Lasith Malinga during a T20I in February 2019 against Ireland.

T20 Cricket Records

  • He made his first-class cricket debut for Afghanistan Team against England Lions on December 07, 2016 in Abu Dhabi with 4/48 and 8/74 wickets and scoring 25* unbeaten and 52 runs respectively.
  • Rashid made his debut in the Bangladesh Premier League for Comilla Victorians. He played both BPL Seasons with the same franchise in 2016-17.
  • He made his debut in the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rashid has performed well for his franchise.
  • Rashid represented Adelaide Strikers in the KFC Big Bash season 2018, BBL has always been so fantastic for him during as he recorded few chapters in winning streak for Adelaide.
  • Rashid made his debut in the English County Championship for Sussex County Cricket Club in the English County season 2017.
  • Khan made his debut in the South African Mzansi Super League Twenty20 cricket tournament in its inaugural edition for Durban Heat in 2018.
  • He made his debut in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) for Kabul Zwaan in 2018.
  • Rashid made his debut in the Caribbean Premier League for Guyana Amazon Warriors in CPL 2017.

Rashid Khan Career Stats

Match FormatTestODIT20First Class
Matches 257386
Runs Scored29782123154
Batting Averages9.6623.6913.6625.66
Strike Rate93.54100.77124.2477.77
Balls Bowled48528338641664
Bowling Averages28.4415.0011.5617.79
5-Wickets Haul1425
Best Bowling5/827/185/38/74
ICC Batting Rankings81
ICC Bowling Rankings

Career as Captain

Matches FormatMatchesWonLostDrawnTiedNo resultWin %
Test    –
ODI41325  %

Rashid Khan Career Profile

Full NameRashid Khan Arman
Date of Birth20 September 1998 Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Current Age20
Height5′ 6”
NicknameAfghanistan’s Afridi
T-Shirt No.19
Playing RollBowler
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm leg break
Test Debut14 June 2018 v India (cap 9)
ODI Debut18 October 2015 v Zimbabwe (cap 36)
T20 Debut26 October 2015 v Zimbabwe (cap 27)
Last Test15 March 2019 v Ireland
Last ODI10 March 2019 v Ireland
Last T2024 February 2019 v Ireland
Instagram @rashid.khan19
Major Teams                                                                    Afghanistan, Adelaide Strikers, Afghanistan Under-19s, Band-e-Amir Dragons, Boost Defenders, Comilla Victorians, Guyana Amazon Warriors, ICC World XI, Kabul Eagles, Quetta Gladiators, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sussex


Updated: 04/11/2019 — 5:44 pm