Mumbai: Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Wednesday reappointed Asghar Afghan as the team’s captain in all formats.
“As per the decision by ACB top management, senior player Asghar Afghan is reappointed as team Afghanistan’s captain across formats,” ACB tweeted.
As per the decision by ACB Top management , Senior player Asghar Afghan is reappointed as team Afghanistan's Captain across formats.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) December 11, 2019
Before the start of the World Cup, the ACB had appointed Gulbadin Naib as ODI captain, Rashid as T20I captain and Rahmat Shah as the Test captain.
Afghan was the captain of Afghanistan prior to the World Cup and his removal as the leader sparked criticism from various quarters.
Mohammad Nabi and Rashid had also criticised the removal of Afghan as the team’s captain just months ahead of the World Cup.
Afghan has featured in 111 ODIs and 66 T20Is in which he had 2,356 and 1,167 runs respectively. In the longest format of the game, he played four games and scored 249 runs.
Afghanistan won the T20I series by 2-1 against West Indies after losing the three-ODI.