Babar Azam has been named captain until next year’s ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020
Lahore: Sarfaraz Ahmed changed with Azhar Ali As Captain, PCB announce the decision with immediate effect. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced its decision to remove wicket-keeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain from Test and T20I formats, with immediate effect.
Captain of Pakistan cricket team Azhar Ali has been appointed as captain for Pakistan’s World Test Championship matches in the 2019-20 season, while Babar Azam has been named captain of the No.1 ranked T20I side until next year’s ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020, which is now exactly one year away.
The appointments were confirmed after Sarfaraz Ahmed was left out of both formats due to the drop in his overall form during the past few series.
Azhar has played 73 Tests, 54 ODIs and 49 t20 international matches for Pakistan.
“Sarfaraz Ahmed has done an excellent job in transforming raw talent into experienced players and I now look forward to inspiring those skillful players in our endeavours to collectively achieve our World Test Championship objectives and beyond.