Rashid Khan achieved rare record as a youngster to pick 100 wickets in the ODIs. Mohammed Nabi holds the record of highest wicket-taker for Afghanistan with 112 ODI wickets. In the game against Bangladesh, he slammed 57 runs off 32 balls and in addition, he picked 2/13 to equal Mohammed Nabi and stand as highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh. He achieved this record on his 20th birthday.
In the league game against Bangladesh Afghanistan registered a victory by 136 runs. He picked 2 wickets from nine overs to equal veteran cricketer Mohammed Nabi. He made his ODI debut in 2015 against Zimbabwe and picked 100 wickets off 44 games. He surpassed Mitchell Starc’s record of fastest 100 ODI wickets. Starc picked 100 wickets from 52 games. He picked his 100th wicket in a World Cup qualifier game.
Yesterday in the game against Bangladesh, Rashid Khan picked Mahmudullah’ s wicket to surpass the record of Mohammed Nabi who picked 111 scalps. However, Nabi equaled Rashid’s record by dismissing the Bangladeshi skipper Mortaza. Rashid Khan managed to stand as the highest wicket-taker for Afghanistan from 49 matches. In addition, Rashid stood as the youngest bowler to pick 100 wickets from ODIs. Nabi picked 112 wickets from 104 ODIs.
Rashid Khan stood as the man of the series for the series against Ireland. He picked 8 wickets from that series. He picked 4 wickets from two games in the Asia Cup. He is in the race of highest wicket-takers this year with 42 wickets from 17 matches. On the other hand, he is followed by Adil Rashid of England with 36 wickets averaging 28.19 and Mujeeb Ur Rahman with 34 wickets averaging at 128.00. Rashid Khan’s average this year is 13.35.
Afghanistan boosted their confidence levels with the 13th victory from 17 ODIs this year and they need to face Pakistan in the Super Four Game of Asia Cup 2018.