PCB Cracks The Whip On Sarfaraz Ahmed After Pakistan's Recent Shoddy Form, Strips Him Of Captaincy
After the thrashing at the hands of Sri Lanka, the PCB sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed as Pakistan skipper.
Azhar Ali is the news Test skipper while Babar Azam shall take charge of the T20Is. Sarfaraz has also been axed from the team.
An ODI captain has not been named yet.
Azhar was pleased at being named Test captain.
“There is no bigger honour than to captain the Pakistan national cricket team in the pinnacle format of the game," he said.
"I feel humbled, excited and privileged, and with the support of the team, look forward to justifying the faith that has been entrusted in me for the World Test Championship,” he added.
Babar too was overjoyed.
“To be named the captain of the No.1 ranked side in the world is the biggest thing that has happened to my career to date. I am ready for this challenge and also willing to learn more in the process. I feel it has been a natural progression for me and I am delighted that the PCB has put faith in my capabilities," he said.
Pakistan face the Aussies in two Tests Down Under before hosting Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for two Tests each.
They will also play three T20Is each against Australia and Bangladesh before their season comes to an end in February next year.
Sarfaraz has been asked to regain his form in domestic cricket.
There have been reports that coach Misbah-ul-Haq was not happy with the Pakistan leadership and now maybe thinks will change.