Is Babar Azam going to be the next Pakistani team captain?

is Babar Azam going to be the next Pakistani Captain

Star batter and former captain Babar Azam is being considered for the leadership job again.

They said that Babar might meet Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials before leaving for the Abbottabad training camp in Kakul after coming back to the country from Umrah.

According to people close to the star batter, the past captain hasn’t decided yet if he will accept the offer to be captain. These people also say that the 29-year-old would “take up” a lot of work if he is given the job.

There have been rumors since PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi said at last week’s press conference that the team’s captain would be chosen by a seven-person selection group.

“Shaheen Shah Afridi will remain the captain or there would be a new skipper, this decision will be taken after deliberations,” the PCB boss said.

Following the team’s poor performance in the 2023 Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup, which led to Babar’s resignation as captain for all three forms, the national team went through a major makeup change.

“I am stepping down as captain of Pakistan in all forms today.” “It was a tough choice, but I think now is the right time for this call,” Babar said in a tweet on X, which used to be Twitter.

The board put Shan Masood in charge of the Tests after Shaheen quit, and Shaheen was put in charge of the T20 version of the national team. The ODI captain position was left open, and it still is currently.

According to a local newspaper s earlier this month, Shaheen, the left-arm pacer, could lose his lead before the T20 World Cup in June because he didn’t do very well in the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 9).

The Green Shirts are rumored to be looking for a new leader at the same time that the national team is looking for a new head coach. Grant Bradburn quit his job as head coach after being sent to work at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore because the board was changing the duties of several senior officials.

Sources told Geo News the day before that the PCB had asked Luke Ronchi, a former New Zealand wicket-keeper batter, to become the head coach of the national team.

There is no clear answer about who will lead the national team in the future, even though they have a home T20I series against New Zealand, away T20I series against Ireland and England, and the upcoming T20I World Cup.

Written by Istafa Ali


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