On Friday, Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as Pakistan Captain in Test and T20. In Test, Azhar Ali will lead the side and in T20 Babar Azam will replace Sarfaraz. Due to his poor ongoing form assumptions have started that he will be dropped from the Test as well as T20 side.
Regarding ODI the PCB said that the decision will be “finalised in due course”. Pakistan’s next ODI assignment is not until July next year, a three-match series against the Netherlands in Amstelveen.
Pakistan’s new Test skipper Azhar Ali delighted with the new responsibility, said, “There is no bigger honour than to captain the Pakistan national cricket team in the pinnacle format of the game”.
Babar Azam who will the lead the Pakistan T20 side will carry forward the legacy of his team and predecessor under whom the team achieved the No1 Spot in T20 ranking.
As the announcement came, the debate has started among the ex players and the fans, was it fair to remove Sarfaraz as Captain.
The conspiracy theories have started.
Sarfaraz was in the likings of Mickey Arthur but recently the management of Pakistan changed and Misbah Ul Haq was selected as the Chief Selector and the Head Coach of the team along with Waqar Younis as the Bowling coach.
Waqar Younis was the same person who was not happy with Sarfaraz coming into the Squad in ICC WC 2015.
Sarfaraz poor captaincy and a white wash against SL in T20 lead PCB to sack Sarfaraz as Captain but is it a right move?
It’s the history of Pakistan Cricket that a Captain does not receive a good bidding farewell whether it’s the Great Imran Khan or Sarfaraz Ahmed. Under Sarfaraz captaincy Pakistan picked up the Champions Trophy 2017 and he took Pakistan to the no 1 spot in T20. So was it fair enough to sack him as Captain by judging him, just on the basis of World Cup loss and SL series?
Babar Azam was just selected as the Vice-Captain of Pakistan prior to Sri Lanka series and now Babar is going to lead the team.
Will it not lead to immense pressure on Babur and is this not a hurry?
Pak will be next seen playing 3 T20s and 2 test matches against Australia. It would be interesting to see how Babar Azam and Azhar Ali leads the team and does Sarfaraz fit in Pakistan Team Management’s scheme of things.