Babar Azam replaces Shaheen Afridi as Pakistan’s white-ball captain ahead of T20 World Cup


Babar Azam will start his new stint with a five-match residence T20 collection in opposition to New Zealand subsequent month.

Babar Azam is again as the captain for Pakistan’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket groups. This choice was made by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) choice committee. The chairman of PCB, Mohsin Naqvi, determined to present Babar the management function once more within the limited-overs codecs. As a outcome, Shaheen Shah Afridi will not be the T20I captain anymore.

Shaheen had a tricky time as captain throughout the collection in opposition to New Zealand, which Pakistan misplaced 1-4. His crew, Lahore Qalandars, additionally did not make it to the playoffs within the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024. Babar will take cost when Pakistan faces New Zealand in a 5-match T20I collection from April 18 to April 27 in Lahore and Rawalpindi.

Before this choice, there have been rumors that Shaheen was pondering of quitting the captaincy. Reports mentioned he felt let down as a result of he wasn’t included in talks about his future as captain. Babar faces a giant problem ahead. Last 12 months, he stepped down as captain after Pakistan could not make it to the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup. He confronted criticism, particularly as he did not carry out effectively with the bat, failing to attain a single century. After the World Cup, he introduced his choice to step down from all three codecs.

Despite these challenges, Babar has been profitable as a T20I captain, profitable 42 out of 71 matches. Now, he is again to guide in ODIs and T20Is, whereas Shan Masood stays the Test captain.

Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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