[caption id="attachment_824568" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-824568" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/asghar-afghan_afp.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Afghanistan Cricket Board on Friday sacked Asghar Afghan as the skipper for the Afghanistan team. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Afghanistan Cricket Board on Friday sacked <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/asghar-afghan">Asghar Afghan</a> as the skipper for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Afghanistan">Afghanistan</a> team. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gulbadin-naib/">Gulbadin Naib</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith/news">Rashid Khan</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahmat-shah/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rahmat Shah</a> were named captains for ODIs, T20Is and Test respectively. <p></p> <p></p>While Rashid will be Naib s deputy in ODIs, Shafiqullah Shafiq and Hashmatullah Shahidi will be the vice-captains in the T20Is and Tests respectively. <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/ACBofficials/status/1114069438364626945 <p></p> <p></p>Afghanistan brought in the change in captaincy a month before the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup 2019</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Asghar took over the captaincy reigns from Mohammad Nabi in April 2015. Under him, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/afghanistan-vs-ireland-2019-rahmat-shah-ihsanullah-steer-afghanistan-to-first-test-victory-816259">Afghanistan won their first ever Test</a>, when they beat Ireland in India in March this year. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/afghanistan-vs-ireland-test-match-2019-asghar-afghan-basks-in-historic-day-for-afghanistan-cricket-816298">Asghar Afghan basks in historic day for Afghanistan cricket</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>The right-handed batsman led the side in 37 Twenty20 internationals and 33 ODI wins, including a successful ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 campaign, where Afghanistan beat West Indies in the final. <p></p> <p></p>The Asian side will next travel to Scotland and Ireland in May and face the hosts in two ODIs each before taking on Pakistan and England in one-off ODIs ahead of the World Cup, where they will face Australia in their first game on June 1.