Rashid Khan Becomes Youngest Test Captain
Rashid Khan becomes the youngest ever Test captain at an age of 20 years and 350 days, Breaking the Record of Taibu who was the previous youngest Test skipper at age of 20 and 358 days. Rashid, a player Ace leg-spin bowler, is now Skipper of Afghanistan in the Single Test against Bangladesh, which began Thursday in Chittagong, to lead a test.
Rashid, who turned 20 on Thursday, surpassed Zimbabwe’s record for Taibu against Sri Lanka in Harare in 2004 at the age of 20 and 358 days. The third on the list is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was 21 years and 77 days old when he led India against the West Indies at Bridgetown in 1962.
Youngest to captain in each of the international cricket formats….
in ODIs: 19y-165d – Rashid Khan for Afghanistan in Mar 2018
in T20Is: 20y-224d – Tshepo Phaswana for Botswana in May 2019
in Tests: 20y-350d – Rashid Khan at Chattogram (Chittagong) today! #BANvAFG
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 5, 2019
Afghanistan is not part of the ICC World Test Championships, as only the top nine member countries compete in a total of 71 trials in 27 bilateral series over two years. After the Single Test, both teams will participate in a triangular T20I series that also involves Zimbabwe.
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