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Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan becomes youngest international cricket captain

Rashid Khan has become the youngest international captain by leading Afghanistan at the age of 19 years and 165 days against Scotland in the first match of the ICC World Cup qualifiers played in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

He replaced Rajin Saleh of Bangladesh who captained his side against South Africa at the age of 20 years and 297 days in 2004.

Although Scotland won the match by seven wickets thanks to the heroics from Calum MacLeod who hit an unbeaten 157, Rashid registered his name in the record books.

Making his international debut in 2015 when he was only 17, Rashid has picked up 87 wickets in 38 ODIs with an average of 13.89. He also has 29 T20I matches under his belt where he sent 47 batsmen back to the pavilion.

Rashid impressed critics with his performances in the major T20 leagues around the world, including Big Bash League and Indian Premier League.

Also on the list is Waqar Younis who was only 21 years 354 and days old when he led the Pakistan side against West Indies in 1993.



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