LAHORE (Web Desk/AFP) – Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed today (Tuesday) supplanted veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi as Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper after the last surrendered taking after a shocking World T20 battle in India as of late.
“PCB is satisfied to report arrangement of Sarfraz Ahmed as Captain of Pakistan T20 group. Sarfraz was delegated Vice Captain of ODI and T20 groups a year ago. He assumes control over the captaincy of the most limited type of the diversion from Shahid Afridi whose term as Captain arrived at an end after the ICC World T20 2016,” a media discharge from PCB said today.
Remarking on this advancement, PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan said, “I addressed Sarfraz early today and passed on to him that he was our regular decision for this position. His arrangement is open-finished. I wish him good fortunes in his new part”.
Sarfraz started his worldwide profession in 2007 against India and he has been in and out of Pakistan’s one-day side from that point onward.
In 2006, he was skipper of the Pakistan group that won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Sarfraz was a piece of the group at the World T20. The privilege hander has played in 21 T20Is.
He has likewise played 58 one-day internationals and is averaging 29.91 with a strike rate of 86.16. He is averaging 46.28 in Test coordinates yet has played only 21 of them.
Amid the principal version of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Sarfraz Ahmed drove Quetta Gladiators to last yet his group was crushed by Islamabad United.
The choice to name Srafraz as T20 captain comes two days after Shahid Afridi reported he would venture down as Pakistan’s chief in the diversion’s most brief configuration taking after Pakistan’s initial way out from the World Twenty20 in which he was marked “completely dumbfounded” by Manager Intikhab Alam.
The 36-year-old, nicknamed “Blast Boom” for his furious hitting, had endured a drop in structure in the course of recent years and was not able control Pakistan through the gathering phases of the opposition in India.
Afridi was selected T20 commander for the second time in 2014, with his agreement set to lapse taking after the World T20 in India in 2016.
He drove the group to the semi-finals of the same competition in a past spell as commander in 2010, however was uprooted a year later.
In 43 matches as commander, he drove his group to 19 wins, 23 misfortunes and one tie.
The 2009 champions had been broadly scrutinized by fans for a dull execution at the World T20 with only one triumph, against unfancied Bangladesh, and huge misfortunes to India, New Zealand and Australia.
Afridi’s strategic nous and off-field administration had experienced harsh criticism in two separate after death reports arranged by group administrator Intikhab Alam and head mentor Waqar Younis.
“Much to our dismay (Afridi) was a skipper in his goodbye occasion after a vocation crossing almost 20 years, yet completely confused regarding on-field strategies and off-field administration,” composed Alam in his evaluation, which was generally spilled to the press.
“We lost to New Zealand, Asia Cup and the World T20 because of poor captaincy. More than a few events, I had made it clear that Shahid Afridi was not performing with the bat, ball or as a chief however I was not listened to,” said Younis in his report.
A week ago, Afridi took to Facebook and Twitter to issue a one-minute video conciliatory sentiment to the cricket-distraught nation however held back before reporting his retirement.
“Today, I, Shahid Afridi, apologize to the entire country for not having the capacity to satisfy the trusts of myself and my group,” he said.
Prior on Monday, head mentor Waqar Younis likewise surrendered from his post.
“I am leaving from my post today with a substantial heart,” he told correspondents in Lahore.
Alluding to a report written in the repercussions of the World Twenty20 in India that was broadly spilled in the Pakistani press, he included: “I need my suggestions to be executed. They were not followed up on when I first made them in 2015.