Shaheen Afridi’s Pakistan Captaincy In Trouble? PCB Provides Massive Update

Mar25,2024


Pakistan cricket team fast bowler Shaheen Afridi© AFP

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Mohsin Naqvi has indicated that a decision on Shaheen Shah Afridi's future as captain of the T20 team will be taken after the upcoming national camp in Kakul. According to PCB sources, wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan is likely to take over as captain in both white-ball formats. “The selection committee and the board are working on two or three things and the selectors will take a decision on the captaincy after the training camp in Kakul,” Naqvi told reporters. “The selection committee will have to do some brainstorming and sit together and decide on the captain,” Naqvi said, adding that his committee is in favor of continuity.

Shaheen was made the T20I captain in place of Babar Azam after Pakistan's disappointing performance in the ODI World Cup in India. The decision was taken by the previous committee headed by Zaka Ashraf, who had also selected Shan Masood as the Test captain.

It was Shaheen's success as captain of Lahore Qalandars, leading the franchise to consecutive PSL titles, that earned him the national captaincy.

However, a 1-4 defeat in the five-match T20 series in New Zealand and a last-place finish in this edition of the PSL has certainly weakened their case ahead of the T20 World Cup in June.

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