Rashid Khan rejoins Afghanistan squad after skipping PSL

Rashid underwent surgery and has since been on the road to recovery

Rashid Khan rejoins Afghanistan squad after skipping PSL PHOTO: AFP

Afghanistan's leg-spinner, Rashid Khan, is set to return to the national squad after recovering from back surgery. 

Rashid, who last played during the ICC World Cup in November, underwent surgery and has since been on the road to recovery. Despite missing out on recent tournaments like the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Big Bash League (BBL), Rashid is now fully fit and ready to join his teammates for the upcoming T20I series against Ireland.

Reflecting on his journey, as quoted in a VDO interview posted by Afghanistan Cricket Board, Rashid acknowledged the challenges he faced during his recovery period. He mentioned that the past three months were particularly tough due to the surgery and the subsequent rehabilitation process. 

"The last three months were difficult because I had surgery. I had been suffering from a back injury for the last seven to eight months and the doctor had asked me to have surgery even before the World Cup but I decided to play the World Cup and have surgery afterwards because it was such an important event for us but Alhamdulillah I am back on the field and feeling well now and now my focus is on returning to the field and bringing joy and success to the nation,” Rashid said.

However, Rashid expressed gratitude for being back on the field and is eager to represent his country once again. Rashid emphasized his commitment to bringing success and joy to Afghanistan through his performances on the field.

"The plan is to represent the country in the upcoming series and the training has been underway and thankfully it went well and I hope that the following few days will also be well so that I can wear the national jersey again and continue to do well for my country," he further added.

The series against Ireland consists of three T20I matches, with the first match scheduled for March 15, followed by the remaining two matches on March 17 and 18. All matches will take place in Sharjah.