Rashid Khan Profile

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Full Name Rashid Khan Arman
Rashid Khan Age 23 Years
Date Of Birth September 20, 1998
Place Of Birth Nangarhar
Nationality Afghanistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Style Leg break googly

Paths Of Glory

Rashid Khan may just be one of the best cricketing youngsters of his era. At the age of 23, he has matured into an indispensable share of the Afghan cricket team. Still, he has also boasted of the elusive contracts of the cash-rich Indian T20 Premier League, a market that boasts a torturous indifference to sentimentality.

Growing up, Rashid Khan spent his childhood in a refugee camp in Peshawar, being born to a Pashtun family in the Afghan village of Nangarhar. After following Shahid Afridi, he immediately began to adore him and went on to develop a passion for cricket. He built on his character's fast-paced action and worked hard to develop multiple variations to succeed in this monstrous stroke-dominated sport.

Rashid Khan made his first-tier debut for Afghanistan against the British Lions in Abu Dhabi on 7th December 2016, winning 4 for 48 and 8 for 74 and scoring 25 without dropping out and 52.

Before his 18th birthday, Rashid Khan was allowed the coveted opportunity to  represent his country. Rashid made his ODI debut in 2015 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo. The young Afghan legion was soon to dominate the sport, especially in the shortest version of the game. His numbers of  2-1-3-5 bowling in a  match against Ireland in the T20I game attracted a lot of attention, and Rashid Khan found himself in the thick of things for the Hyderabad franchise in India's T20 league.

Rashid's career plans rose, and he and Mohammed Nabi became two rising stars in Afghanistan. Rashid Khan and his 7 wicket figures in the ODI match against West Indies made him the first Associate Nations cricketer to achieve this score. In 2018, the ICC named him the  Associate Cricketer of the Year, as the council recognised there is no way to stop this Afghan's tidal wave.

Rashid Khan Rankings:

Role T20 Test ODI
Batting - - 83
Bowling 3 32 15

Modern Times

Indian T20 Premier League

Turning right or turning left or sliding straight ahead, you are never sure what Rashid Khan will serve. A leg spinner, Rashid Khan, has plenty of variety in his bowling arsenal and has been the most sought-after bowler since making his league debut. Interestingly, many hitters have difficulty choosing their variation because Rashid Khan barely changes his hand speed when passing the ball. At a staggering price tag of INR 4 crores, Rashid received the highest bid for an Associate Nations player of all time and was eventually bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in February 2017, at the same auction in which the world's number one spinner at that moment, Imran Tahir, then 38 years old, had limited opportunities, without any offer.

Rashid Khan soon became a vital piece of equipment within the Sunrisers' goodie bag, and his ability to play at every stage of the game made him almost irreplaceable in the country. As an expert All-rounder, Rashid Khan demonstrated his fielding and gripping skills and made headlines at the 2018 edition when he unleashed a stunning one-handed catch to send Colin de Grand back to the pavilion near the ropes at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Rashid Khan Current Teams

Rashid Khan Indian T20 Premier League Team

He took two wickets and made his Indian T20 Premier League debut in the first game of the tournament in 2017 as Sunrisers Hyderabad won the game by 35 runs. Rashid concluded the tournament as the 6th-highest wicket-taker with a whopping 17 wickets from 14 matches.

On 5th May 2018, during the 2018 Indian T20 Premier League, Khan played his 100th game in Twenty20 cricket. He scalped two wickets to influence the course of the game, and was named man of the match.

International Career

On 18th October 2015, Rashid Khan made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe. He made his debut in Twenty20 International cricket (T20I), also against Zimbabwe, on 26th October.

On 10th March 2017, Khan scalped his first five-wicket haul in a T20I match in the second T20I against Ireland. His five-wicket tally over three games was the best performance in Afghan cricket bowling in T20I and the fourth-best number in all of T20I. Rashid Khan received the distinction of being the first player to get five wickets in two overs in a T20I match. Afghanistan won the match, and Rashid and Najeeb Tarakai shared the Man of the Match award.

In the ODI series against Ireland, alongside Paul Stirling, they became the first bowlers from a different team to get six wickets in the same ODI.

On 9th June, he made his second ODI match with 5 wickets and got 7 wickets for 18 runs against West Indies on Gros Islet. It was the fourth-best ODI bowling figure and the first by an association cricketer to scalp 7 wickets. Afghanistan maintained a total of 212 runs, winning the game by 63 runs, and Khan was named Man of the Match.

In May 2018, he was accepted into the Afghanistan team for a preliminary test match against India. He made his Test for Afghanistan debut against India on 14th June 2018. In his Test debut, he was played for 154 runs in the first round of the game, making him the first bowler to allow more than 150 runs in his first tryout.

In January 2018, the International Cricket Board (ICC) named him the Association Cricketer of the Year.

In April 2019, he was inducted into the Afghanistan team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. After the 2019 World Cricket Championships, Rashid was appointed captain of the Afghanistan cricket team in all three formats. He made his first friendly as the captain in September, 2019 against Bangladesh. Afghanistan won the match by 224 runs. Afghanistan took 10 wickets in the Tests in which Khan became the first cricketer to score 50 with the bat and 10 wickets with the ball in friendlies on his debut as a captain. In December 2019, the Afghan Cricket Council appointed Asghar Afghan captain in all three formats.

In November 2020, Khan was nominated for the ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Decade Award and received recognition the following month. In July 2021, Khan was reappointed as T20I Afghanistan captain. In September 2021, his continual solid stature made Khan captain of the Afghanistan team for the 2021 T20 ICC Men's World Cup.

Big Bash League (BBL)

The pride of Afghanistan, Rashid Khan is one of the deadliest T20 bowlers in the world. The skilled mercenary has competed in short-form tournaments around the world, showing off his erratic plane celebration ever since he has arrived at BBL | 07.

Rashid is in the top position in both BBL | 07 and BBL | 08 as the leading wicket-taker for the Adelaide Strikers and voted the Club's Most Valuable Player by his teammates for each season.

Even if he doesn't scalp a wicket, Rashid has proven to be one of the toughest players in the race, against whom runs scoring becomes a toughie.

An extraordinary player and a hugely popular figure on and off the pitch, Rashid signed a new contract with Strikers for BBL | 10 season.

Rashid Khan shook hands with Adelaide Strikers to play in the 2017-18 Big Bash League in September of 2017and went on to win the tournament. On January 8th, 2020, Rashid took a hat-trick against Sydney Sixers, the fifth hat-trick in BBL history. Since joining the Strikers, he has established himself as a fan favorite in Adelaide.

Rashid Khan stats:

M B Inn Wkts Runs Econ Avg 5W 10W
IPL 76 1812 76 93 1912 6.33 20.56 0 0
ODI 74 3732 70 140 2601 4.18 18.58 4 0
Test 5 1534 9 34 760 2.97 22.35 4 2
T20I 56 1268 56 103 1312 6.21 12.74 2 0

Rashid Khan Top Records:

  • Youngest Captain record holder in Test Cricket ( 20y 350d)
  • Best Career Bowling Average record holder in ODI cricket ( 18.57)
  • Fastest to 100 wickets record holder in ODI cricket  (44)
  • Fastest to 100 wickets record holder in T20I cricket  (53)


Just after his 17th birthday in 2015, Rashid Khan, the Afghan cricketer played Zimbabwe to make his international debut.

Rashid Khan has been the most sought after bowler. He is a leg spinner with a right-arm leg break bowling style and also happens to be good with the bat. He is a right-handed batsman.

No, Rashid Khan was the former captain of the national team. He was replaced by Asghar Afghan and later replaced by the current team captain, Mohammad Nabi.

No. David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan were bought at a higher price by the SRH franchise than Rashid Khan. Kedar Jadhav has been the highest buy for INR 2Crore at 2021 auction.

Rashid Khan is the highest paid cricketer in the Afghanistan team. As per cited sources, Rashid Khan’s estimated net worth is around INR 22 Crore. He earns a salary of 72.82 lakh from the Afghanistan cricket board, the highest among all Afghanistan cricketers.

The price for Rashid Khan is yet to be determined as the Indian T20 Premier League auction 2022 is yet to be on the floor. In 2018, Rashid Khan was retained by the Sunrisers Hyderbad for 9 Crores.

Rashid Khan, Lasith Malinga and Curtis Campher are the only bowlers to take four wickets in four balls in T20Is, Khan achieving this feat against Ireland in February 2019, and Malinga repeating the achievement against New Zealand in September 2019.

Rashid Khan was born on 20th September, 1998 and is 23 years old.

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