Rashid Khan Breaks 15-Year-Old Record

youngest test cricket captain

Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan broke another record by becoming the test captain of Afghanistan Cricket team.

The record was before held by Zimbabwe’s Tatenda Taibu who was 20 years and 358 days old when he drove his side against Sri Lanka in 2004. Rashid is 20 years and 350 days old.

Rashid won the toss and chose for bat first in the 1st Test against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Thursday.

Bangladesh picked an all-turn bowling assault while Afghanistan gave Test debuts to Ibrahim Zadran, Qais Ahmed and Zahir Khan.

List of youngest test cricket captains

20y 350d: Rashid Khan (Afganistan)

20y 358d: Tatenda Taibu (Zimbabwe)

21y 77d: Nawab of Pataudi (India)

22y 15d: Waqar Younis (Pakistan)

22y 82d: Graeme Smith (South Africa)

22y 115d: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

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