Born on 20th September 1988 in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, Rashid Khan is an Afghan international cricketer and the former captain of the Afghanistan National Cricket team. The right-arm bowling allrounder is known not only for his lethal bowling spell but also for paving the path of global exposure and cricket for the youngsters.
Moreover, his striking record as a leg spinner has made him one of the best T20 bowlers and the first choice for T20 leagues around the world. Currently, he plays in the Indian T20 Premier League, Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League and Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League.
While his debut in the One-Day Internationals and T20I format was against Zimbabwe in October 2015, he made his Test debut against India on 14 June, 2018. Till date, Rashid Khan has scored 3139 runs and has scalped 788 wickets in 507 matches across all formats of Cricket.
It will be interesting to see what the future has in store for the 24-year-old former Afghanistan captain.
Rashid Khan Profile
|Full Name||Rashid Khan Arman|
|Age and Date of Birth||24 years (in 2022), 20 September 1998|
|Birth Place||Nangarhar, Afghanistan|
|Bowling Style||Leg break googly|
|Jersey Number||#19 (Afghanistan)|
|ODI Debut||18 October 2015 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo|
|Test Debut||India vs Afghanistan at Bengaluru - June 14 - 15, 2018|
|T20 Debut||26 October 2015 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo|
|Current Teams||Afghanistan, ACB Development Squad, Adelaide Strikers, Afghanistan Under-19s, Afghanistan XI, Band-e-Amir Dragons, Band-e-Amir Region, Barbados Tridents, Boost Defenders, Comilla Victorians, Durban Heat, Gujarat Titans, Guyana Amazon Warriors, ICC World XI, Kabul, Kabul Eagles, Lahore Qalandars, Maratha Arabians, Mis Ainak Region, Nangarhar Leopards, Quetta Gladiators, Speen Ghar Region, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI, Trent Rockets (Men)|
|Likes to Play Against||India and Zimbabwe|
|Family Members||Amir Khan (Brother)|
|Net Worth||INR. 30 Crore|
Paths to Glory
Rashid Khan may just be one of the best cricketing youngsters of his era. At the age of 24, he has matured into an indispensable part 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 Cricket Debut
Rashid Khan made his first-tier(class) 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 runs. 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 bowling figure of 2-1-3-5 in a match against Ireland in the T20I game attracted a lot of attention. As a result, Rashid Khan gained the attention for the Hyderabad franchise in India's T20 league.
Due to consistent stellar performance, Rashid experienced an exponential rise in career. As a result, 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 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 4th-best number in all of T20I.
Rashid Khan received the distinction of being the first player to get 5 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, Rashid made his second ODI match with 5 wickets and got 7 wickets for 18 runs against West Indies at Gros Islet.
It was the 4th-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, Rashid Khan 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 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 try out. In January 2018, the International Cricket Board (ICC) named him the Association Cricketer of the Year.
In April 2019, Khan 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 .
Rashid Khan International Career Stats
Career Averages in Bowling
Career Averages in Batting
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Rashid Khan IPL Team
Rashid Khan made his IPL debut in 2017 while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad . He received a staggering price tag of INR 4 crores, which is the highest bid for an Associate Nations player of all time.
Khan took two wickets in his Indian T20 Premier League debut, which also happened to be the first game of the tournament in 2017. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the game by 35 runs. He concluded the tournament as the 6th-highest wicket-taker with a whopping 17 wickets from 14 matches.
Since then, he never looked back and continued to perform exceptionally well. Last year, he was drafted in the newly created team of Gujarat Titans for a staggering INR 15 crore.
The young blood continued his striking performance by scalping 19 wickets and scoring 91 runs in the tournament (his highest till date) for the Titans. As a result, he laid a strong foundation and paved the way for Titans to become league champions.
Rashid Khan IPL Stats
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.
His ability to confuse batsmen on when and where to hit has made him one of the most sought-after bowlers since his debut in 2017 in the league, Indian T20 Premier League. Moreover, he has managed to surprise critics and fans with his batting skills as well.
He is one of the few players whose stats in the Indian T20 Premier League speak volumes about his performance and ability as a player. His most successful league season was in 2018 when he took 21 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 21.80 and economy rate of 6.73.
Since his debut in the league, Rashid Khan has scalped 112 wickets in 92 matches at an average of 20.83 and a moderate economy rate of 6.38. Additionally, he has scored 313 runs with an strike rate of 151.94 in 92 matches.
His latest season in the league saw him deliver a stellar performance both as a bowler and a batsman. That said, let us look at the stats provided below to gain a better understanding of his performance till date as a bowling allrounder in Indian T20 Premier League:
Rashid Khan: Big Bash League Team
Rashid Khan is one of the deadliest T20 bowlers in the world. The skilled right-arm leg-spinner is one of the best bowlers of all time. He has proved to be a dependable asset to his team in BBL by taking wickets and saving runs with his sleek on-point bowling when he is unable to take wickets.
He took everyone in the league by storm after becoming the leading wicket-taker in both BBL|07 and BBL|08. Moreover, his teammates also voted him as the club’s Most Valuable Player for two consecutive seasons.
With that said, let’s move on to his performance in the spectacular and thrilling Big Bash League till date.
Rashid Khan: Big Bash League Stats
Batting and Fielding Summary
Rashid Khan Top Records
- Youngest Captain in Test Cricket: 20y 350d, ODI: 19y 3165d and T20Is: 20y and 359d
- 5th Best bowling figures in a match by a captain
- 3rd outstanding bowling analyses in seven wickets category in an inning of One-Day Internationals (8.4-1-18-7).
- 3rd Best career bowling average (18.55) in One-Day Internationals
- 3rd Youngest player ((18y 178d) to take five-wickets-in-an-innings of One-Day Internationals.
- 7th Most wickets taken through lbw (57) in One-Day Internationals.
- Fastest player to scalp 100 wickets in ODI format. Achieved the record in 44 matches.
- Ranks 2nd to play most consecutive matches (71) for the team
- Best Outstanding bowling analysis (2.0-1-3-5) in the T20Is format
- 6th Best career bowling average (14.37) in Twenty20 Internationals
- Ranks 1st for Most consecutive four-wickets-in-an-innings (2) in Twenty20 Internationals
- Ranks 1st for Most wickets taken through lbw (28) in Twenty20 Internationals
- Ranks 1st as he scalped Fastest 100 wickets in 53 matches in T20Is
- 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)
When did Rashid Khan make his International debut?
Rashid Khan made his International debut just after his 17th birthday in 2015 in an ODI match against Zimbabwe on October 18, 2015.
When did Rashid Khan make his Indian T20 Premier League debut?
The famed Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan made his debut in the Indian T20 Premier League at the age of 19 years. He started his Indian T20 Premier League journey with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
What Is Rashid Khan's Playing Style?
Rashid Khan is a spin bowler with a right-arm leg-break bowling style and a right-handed batsman. Moreover, his celebration style reflects the aggressive side of his nature on the field.
Is Rashid Khan Still the Afghanistan Cricket Team's Captain?
No, Rashid Khan is not the current captain of the Afghanistan national team. He became the captain on March 04, 2018 and led the team for 39 months before stepping down as a captain on September 09, 2021.
Was Rashid Khan the costliest buy of Sunrisers Hyderabad?
No, Manish Pandey and Nicholas Pooran are the costlier purchase of Sunrisers Hyderabad than the Afghanistan cricket legend Rashid Khan.
What Is Rashid Khan’s Net Worth?
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.
What Is Rashid Khan’s Indian T20 Premier League Price In 2022?
The latest price for Rashid Khan is in the dark as the Indian T20 Premier League auction 2023 is yet to be on the floor. Earlier this year, in 2022, Gujarat Titans bought him for 15 crores.
How Many Hat Tricks Does Rashid Khan Have?
The famed and deadly right-arm leg spinner Rashid Khan has three hat tricks in his career. Out of three hat tricks, two are in franchise cricket while the remaining one is in International cricket against Ireland on February 24, 2019.
From his two franchise cricket’s hat-trick, one is in the Caribbean Premier League for Guyana Amazon Warriors against Jamaica Tallawahs on September 06, 2017. His career’s second hat-trick is in the Big Bash League for Adelaide Strikers against Sydney Sixers on 8 Jan 2020.
What Is Rashid Khan’s Age?
Rashid Khan was born on 20th September 1998. Therefore, his current age is 24 years old.
What is the height of Rashid Khan?
Rashid Khan’s height is 168 cm. His height is 1.68 metres or 5’ 6” ft and inches. Even though he is short in height, he has baffled every player with his deadly offspring.