Why Rashid Khan who played in IPL is missing from international game? Out of ODI against Sri Lanka June 2, 2023 – Posted in: Articles, Featured Articles

Rashid Khan: Rashid Khan was a key player for Gujarat Titans in the IPL and it showed in his performances as well.

Rashid Khan took a total of 27 wickets in this season’s IPL while performing excellent bowling. He was second in the list of top bowlers.

Rashid Khan made his name in the top five this season. However, he could not be seen in the finals. In the ODI series against Sri Lanka, he was ruled out in the first match.

The sudden disappearance from ODIs after playing the entire IPL matches also raises questions. He was ruled out of the ODIs after playing for two months.

The Afghanistan team is in Hambantota for the three-match series against Sri Lanka. The first match is being played there.

Why Rashid khan is not playing?

Nothing was completely cleared from the Afghanistan Cricket side but it was told that he is not playing due to a back injury.

He had no such problem during IPL. There was no news either. Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi has also reacted.

What did the captain of Afghanistan say?

On the eve of the first ODI against Sri Lanka, the Afghanistan captain said that Rashid Khan will miss the two matches.

He also said that maybe Rashid Khan would be fit to play till the final match. It is clear from this that he will be out of the second match as well. It could also be that he has been rested by playing continuously in the IPL.

Rashid Khan’s performance in IPL

Rashid Khan was also instrumental in helping Gujarat reach the finals in the IPL. He took a total of 27 wickets this season.

His name was second in the top five. Mohammed Shami was number one. He has taken the most wickets in ODIs for Afghanistan. Rashid Khan has 163 wickets.

Sri Lanka’s challenging score

Playing without Rashid Khan, Afghanistan had put Sri Lanka on the back foot. Sri Lanka were out for 4 wickets at 84 but later the hosts made a comeback.

Playing first, the Sri Lankan team was dismissed for a total of 268 runs. If seen, the bowling has been fine without Rashid Khan but the hosts could have been stopped for a low score.

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