RASHID KHAN – BIOGRAPHY

Rashid Khan Imran or Rashid Khan, The name which has been taken almost everytime by the commentators since he started playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2017. His tremendous cricketing skills is making him popular day by day all around the world. This 19-year-old Afghan cricketer has surprised everyone with his fabulous wrist spin. Though having a very simple action, Khan has become one of the most mysterious bowler of the world.
Rashid Khan was born in 1998 in Nangarhar, Eastern Afghanistan. Including him, he has ten siblings. When he was young, due to Afghan war his family fled to Pakistan and continued living in Pakistan for a few years. Due to this migration, Rashid’s family used to face a lot of problems in their living. After the war was over, they returned back to Afghanistan resuming their normal life and Rashid continued his schooling.
 
Rashid had a great interest in cricket from childhood and started playing with his brothers. He was greatly inspired by Pakistani All-Rounder Shahid Afridi and decided to start his career as a wrist spinner.  Due to his immense interest in cricket, at a younger age Rashid improved himself a lot and came to limelight.
 
Khan made his first-class debut for Afghanistan against England Lions in Abu Dhabi on 7 December 2016. His amazing performance with both bat and ball in the first-class cricket helped him in creating a positive image in the cricket society. Rashid made his international debut  on 18 October, 2015. After that, as we all know he has become unstoppable and his hunger of achieving bigger milestones is increasing day by day. 
 
In February 2018, Rashid became the youngest player to top the ICC Player Rankings for bowlers in ODIs as well in T20 Internationals. With his continuous good performances, he started unlocking the string of achievements. In March 2018, Khan became the youngest player to captain an International team. He became the fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in just 44 matches. Within these 2 years of his International career, Rashid has taken Five-wicket-haul for around 5 times. He was also named as the Associate Cricketer of the Year in January 2018.
 
RASHID KHAN
RASHID KHAN
 
 
Rashid’s T20 Franchise Career is quite interesting. Here is the list of all the T20 Franchise for which Rashid has contributed yet :-
 
  Ø Sunrisers Hyderabad – Indian Premier League – February 2017 – 4 Crore   
  Ø Guyana Amazon Warrior – Caribbean Premier League- February 2017 – $60,000
  Ø Adelaide Strikers – Big Bash League – September 2017 
  Ø Quetta Gladiors – Pakistan Premier League – November 2017
  Ø Sunrisers Hyderabad – Indian Premier League – January 2018 – 9 Crore
  Ø Sussex County Cricket Club – Natwest T20 Blast – January 2018 
                         
 
CAREER STATISTICS
 COMPETITION
   ODI
T20
FC
   LA
 Matches
    44
   29
    4
   46
 Runs Scored
   578
  100
   125
  599
Batting Average
   21.40
 16.66
  41.66
 21.39
 50s/100s
   0/2
  0/0
   0/1
  0/2
 Top Score
    60
   33
    52
  60
 Balls Bowled
   2181
  660
  1179
 2288
 Wickets
    100
   47
   35
 104
Bowling Average
   14.40
  13.72
  15.05
 14.69
5 wickets in innings
      4
    1
    4
   4
10wickets in innings
     
    
     1
  
Best bowling
    7/18
  5/3
  8/74
 7/18
Catches/Stumping
      14/-
    8/-
    0/-
  15/-
CHINMAY NANDA

About the author

Chinmay Nanda is a engineering student and also a big cricket enthusiast who follows and covers cricket very closely .Because of the love and passion he has for the game he started to write articles about different aspects of cricket. He is the founder of CRICK ACADEMY and also one of the contributors for the blog.

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