Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan insists he’s centered on the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, and never on tying the knot anytime quickly.
Nonetheless, Rashid advised AFP that hypothesis over his non-public life within the run-up to the match, at present underway in Oman and the UAE, is not going to derail his ambitions.
He denied he ever stated: “I will marry when Afghanistan win a World Cup.”
“Actually, I was so shocked when I heard this because, to be honest, I never made a statement that I will marry once I win the World Cup,” stated Rashid, whose household lives in Nangarhar within the jap a part of Afghanistan.
“I just said that in the next few years I have more cricket and three World Cups (the 2021 and 2022 Twenty20 World Cups and the 50-over World Cup in 2023) so my focus will be on cricket rather than on getting married.”
Rashid, who made his Afghanistan debut when he was 17, is one in all worldwide cricket’s most in-demand gamers.
He has already performed 51 T20 worldwide matches and greater than 280 video games within the format for franchises world wide.
A profitable profession has seen him ply his commerce in England, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and, after all, the IPL in India the place he has been a daily for Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2017.
He has 95 wickets in T20 internationals with a mean of simply 12.63 and in 2020 was voted the ICC´s Cricketer of the Decade within the format.
On the low, gradual wickets of the Gulf, spin will probably be key.
“I think it will be a spinners´ World Cup,” stated Rashid.
“The wickets here are mostly very good for spinners, so I think that’s the main reason most of the teams have more spinners in their attack.”
India have packed 4 gradual bowlers of their 15 with Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Chahar whereas England have Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone.
Defending champions the West Indies have Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh and Roston Chase. Chris Gayle can even flip his arm over.
Pakistan can name on Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz and Imad Wasim as frontline spinners. Veterans Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik can even give the ball a tweak.
New Zealand have Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle.
Australia, but to win a T20 World Cup, will look to Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar.
Rashid will not be Afghanistan´s solely entrance line spinner — there may be additionally Mujeeb Ur Rahman and skipper Mohammad Nabi.
“What I noticed during the Indian Premier League (the conclusion of which was also played in the UAE) was that wickets were good but there was not that much spin,” stated Rashid.
“But I think the more we play in this World Cup we might see wickets which are a bit different and the more you play on these tracks it becomes slower and slower and they will be handy for spinners.”
Rashid refused to foretell any favourites for what’s the seventh version of the World Cup.
“Well it’s T20 and anyone can beat anyone on the day,” stated Rashid, who stepped down from the captaincy forward of the occasion over not being consulted in squad choice.
“We have a mixture of both experienced and young players and most importantly it´s quite balanced with a few all-rounders which makes the side very balanced, especially in T20 when you have more of that all-round option.”
Afghanistan are in Group 2 of the World Cup with India, Pakistan, New Zealand and two qualifiers within the Tremendous 12 stage which begins on Saturday.