world No. 3 and Afghanistan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan did not turn out to bowl during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match against New Zealand in Taunton in the wake of taking a hit to his head in Taunton on Saturday.
Rashid Khan was hit on his cap by New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson in the 34th over of Afghanistan’s innings. Rashid dodged into the 138 kph conveyance that hammered into his protective cap.
Rashid was obviously shocked even as a portion of the New Zealand players, including chief Kane Williamson, raced to mind him. The ball ricocheted on the stumps as Rashid strolled back to the cottage without disturbing the scorers.
Rashid supposedly fizzled two blackout tests which have turned out to be compulsory in global cricket after a batsman takes a blow on his protective cap. The primary test was held 45 minutes before the second even as Afghanistan bowlers turned out to guard the aggregate.
“He has been hauled out as a safeguard in the wake of being hit on his head while batting,” the International Cricket Council said.
Rashid had no further influence in Afghanistan’s third match of World Cup 2019 versus New Zealand. In any case, it is normal he will be accessible for the rest of the competition.
Rashid has been Afghanistan’s head bowler over all organizations of the game. The Sunrisers Hyderabad star has gotten just 3 wickets so far as the quick rising Asian group are winless up until now.
On Saturday, Afganistan neglected to utilize a strong begin from openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali as they were bowled out for 172 in spite of a 66-run opening stand.
Hashmatullah Shahidi played a valiant thump of 59 even as he continued losing accomplices at some pace.
James Neesham grabbed his lady five-wicket pull and completed with his vocation best figures of 31 for 5 as Afghanistan batsmen found New Zealand pacers excessively hot.