Have been working a lot on my batting: Rashid Khan eyes number four slot for Afghanistan

The Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner, who plays in T20 leagues around the world, also said that he loves playing Test match cricket.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 10 July 2021 7:41 pm

Rashid Khan was recently announced the captain of the Afghanistan cricket team which further strengthened his reputation as one of the leading players of the side. While he has already made his name as one of the better leg-spinners around the world especially in white-ball cricket, he has also managed a few runs lower down the order. The 22-year-old has revealed that he is working hard on his batting and is eyeing the number four batting slot in his national team.

He admitted that he has been scoring 20-25 crucial runs but acknowledged that it won't be sufficient of he needs a higher batting number.

I love Test cricket, says Rashid

The Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner, who plays in T20 leagues around the world, also said that he loves playing Test cricket.

"From the last two and a half years, I have been working a lot on my batting so that I can contribute 20-25 quick runs in the lower order. Hopefully, in the next few years, I can take the number four or number five position in the batting lineup," he said while speaking on the The Curtly and Karishma Show.

"I think I love Test cricket and I enjoyed the last five Test games I played against different teams and I think it gives me lots of opportunity to improve my skills in that and that is the kind of format which improves your cricket. You know, in T20 you cannot experiment like you cannot do different things because you don’t have enough time, but Test cricket tests your skills. You know like how can you bowl a spell of 20 overs, how can you bowl a spell of 30," he added.