HARARE: History will write itself today as Rashid Khan, the stand-in captain for Afghanistan will lead his team against Scotland in the World Cup qualifier today.
He will be the youngest captain to play an international ODI game.
This a group B match in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 and will be played in Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo.
Afghanistan defeated a team like West Indies in their opening warm-up game ahead of the tournament.
They are in full swing as just last month in Sharjah, they thrashed Zimbabwe 4-1 in a five-match One-Day International series.
Afghanistan will now be looking to carry the momentum into the qualifier under the captaincy of Rashid Khan.
Rashid has been made captain in the absence of Afghanistan’s regular captain Asghar Stanikzai.
Stanikzai had to undergo an emergency surgery to remove his appendix.
In the meantime, Phill Simmons, Afghanistan’s coach has said that his team is in Zimbabwe to win.
One day to go before a very important tournament for Afghanistan. Are you and the team excited or nervous, or nervously excited?
Simmons told ESPN that: “We are more nervously excited because of how important the tournament is, and because of where we want to be as a team. The nervousness comes from that. The excitement comes from just being in this competition.”