Rashid Khan will miss Afghanistan's first-ever Test against Sri Lanka next month, selectors announced Monday, as he continues to recover from a back surgery.
Rashid Khan, who underwent a back surgery after the ODI World Cup in November, was named in the squad but will not be available for the three games as he undergoes his rehab.
Rashid Khan was a doubt despite being named in Afghanistan's T20I squad. But, has now been ruled out.
Suryakumar Yadav and Rashid Khan engaged in a heart-warming interaction on social media just days ahead of the first T20I match between India and Afghanistan.
Rashid Khan was on Saturday picked in a 19-member Afghanistan squad, to be led by young Ibrahim Zadran, for the three T20Is against India.
On Thursday, his BBL side Adelaide Strikers had announced that Rashid Khan would undergo a minor operation soon.
Afghanistan star Rashid Khan will miss the Big Bash League, starting December 7, due to a back injury that requires surgery.
Afghanistan faced a five-wicket defeat against South Africa in their last league stage match on Friday
SA vs AFG Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: An unbeaten half-century from Rassie van der Dussen and a 64-run partnership for the opening wicket between Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma helped South Africa defeat Afghanistan by five wickets
The Proteas became the second team after India to qualify for the semi-finals.