Babar Azam Named Pakistan Skipper in ODIs & T20Is, Azhar Ali Retained as Test Captain

Star batsman Babar Azam has been named Pakistan captain in ODI and T20I cricket for the 2020-21 season, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Wednesday (Might 13).

Babar has changed Sarfraz Ahmed because the skipper in white-ball cricket, an anticipated choice given the latter’s type had deteriorated to the purpose that he was dropped from the staff throughout all codecs.

Azhar Ali was anticipated to proceed on the helm within the longest format of the sport. His reign has seen combined outcomes so far, because it began with a 2-Zero away collection loss to Australia however was adopted by two wins in opposition to Sri Lanka.

“I need to congratulate Azhar Ali and Babar Azam for getting captaincy extensions. That is completely the fitting choice as in addition they require certainty and readability on their future roles,” chief selector and Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq mentioned.

“I’m positive they may now begin seeking to the longer term and begin planning in order that they’ll construct sides that may carry out on the anticipated ranges,” he added.

Pakistan are scheduled to play two T20Is in Eire in July and after that they may journey to England to play three Assessments and as many T20Is.

Nonetheless, a call on the England tour will likely be made by mid-June amid the continued coronavirus pandemic, PCB chief govt Wasim Khan has mentioned.

The officers of each the PCB and England and Wales Cricket Board will likely be having an internet assembly on Friday.

(With IANS inputs)

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