Sarfraz Ahmed, who has been eliminated because the captain of Pakistan's Test and T20 staff, could quickly be stripped of the command of the ODI staff. According to sources, the brand new captain of T20 staff Babar Azam will also be assigned the duty of ODI staff.
Apart from being faraway from the captaincy, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) additionally excluded Sarfaraz from the Test and T20 squads. While Azam bought the command of the T20 staff, Azhar Ali was made the captain of the Test staff. But the PCB didn’t announce a brand new captain for the ODI format.
Now that the Pakistan staff has to play an ODI in opposition to Bangladesh on April 3, the board is contemplating altering the captain of the ODI. <! –
However, sources hooked up to the board say that it’ll not be simple to take away Sarfaraz from the captaincy of the ODI staff. Sarfaraz led Pakistan to seven consecutive ODI matches final 12 months underneath his captaincy.
According to the supply, "Sarfaraz has done well in ODIs as a batsman and as a wicketkeeper and his average is also close to 32".
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It was underneath the captaincy of Sarfaraz that the Pakistan staff defeated India within the last and gained the ICC Champions Trophy for the primary time. Also, underneath the management of Sarfaraz, the Pakistan staff reached the highest within the T20 rankings.
Former Pakistan staff selector and coach Mohsin Khan additionally insisted on retaining Sarfaraz as captain. "There is no way that the PCB or the selectors can justify dismissing Sarfaraz from the ODI team or replacing Babar Azam with him," he mentioned.
He added, "It would be an injustice to a good captain and player. Sarfaraz was under pressure as captain of the Pakistan team in all three formats, but he is the right selection for the limited overs format."