The Pakistan cricket board has decided to hand over the captaincy band in the T20 format to wicket keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed who has been a regular feature of Pakistan side from the past couple of years.
According to reports the wicket keeper, who was already the vice captain of T20 and ODI side, is now going to take over the job of leading the side in T20 international matches in place of Shahid Afridi.
Sarfraz Ahmed was recently the captain of the Quetta Gladiators side in the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League where his team made it to the final of the event but unfortunately they were not able to cross the final hurdle. Sarfraz has also captained Pakistan in the under 19 world cup where he led Pakistan to victory.
Sarfraz Ahmed has played 21 T20 international matches for Pakistan and averages 29 with a strike rate of 120. He has also featured in 21 test matches and 58 ODI matches for Pakistan at the international level and he has been a consistent performer with a calm head on his shoulders.
Commenting of this development Chairman PCB said “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position. His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role” according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
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