Ultimate XI T20 Bowler: Rashid Khan 

By Sports Desk August 04, 2020
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan

Marketing leg-spinner's modern face with chic, Rashid Khan outnumbers leg-breaks with googlies, something he has perfected into a reliable and somewhat retaliatory weapon, executing it with very little change in action. Having doted on Shahid Afridi's modus operandi since childhood, Rashid bowls similar lines - linear, from stump to stump - and does so at a quick pace, rebelliously using his fingers more than the wrists, thus not allowing the batsman any time to shimmy out and get to the pitch of the ball.

The T20I debut for Rashid came a few days after his ODI debut on October 26, 2015 at Bulawayo against Zimbabwe. The Afghan team won the match by 6 wickets and Rashid took one wicket in the match.

Since then his importance to the Afghanistan team and for any team he joins on the T20 circuit cannot be understated. Today there is no bowler with a better T20I average, and no bowler in IPL history has ever had a better economy than the 6.55 Rashid boasts.

 

Career Statistics (2015-present)

Full name: Rashid Khan Arman

Born: September 20, 1998 (21), Nangarhar

Major teams: Afghanistan, ACB Development Squad, Adelaide Strikers, Afghanistan Under-19s, Afghanistan XI, Band-e-Amir Dragons, Band-e-Amir Region, Boost Defenders, Boost Defenders, Comilla Victorians, Durban Heat, Guyana Amazon Warriors, ICC World XI, Kabul, Kabul Eagles, Maratha Arabians, Mis Ainak Region, Nangarhar Leopards, Quetta Gladiators, Speen Ghar Region, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak googly

 

T20I Career - Afghanistan

Mat      Inns      Balls     Runs     Wkts    BBI   BBM     Ave       Econ     SR    4w   5w    10w

48          48        1098     1124         89       5/3    5/3     12.62      6.14     12.3    3      2       0

 

T20 Career

Mat      Inns      Balls     Runs     Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave       Econ     SR    4w    5w    10w

211       209       4853      5100       296     5/3       5/3       17.22     6.30    16.3    6        2       0

 

Career Highlights

  • Best bowling average in T20Is (12.62)
  • 4th most T20I scalps, 89 in just 48 matches
  • 3 four-wicket hauls, 2 five-wicket hauls in T20I
  • Topped the ICC T20I Player Rankings for bowlers in 2018
  • Tied 2nd fastest to 50 T20I wickets (31 matches)
  • 8th most T20 wickets (296) taken at 17.22
  • Best economy rate in IPL history (6.55)

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