The appointments have been confirmed on the idea of suggestions made by Misbah-ul-Haq. © Twitter
Babar Azam has been named Pakistan’s vice-captain for his or her upcoming dwelling sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka whereas Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as captain of the aspect. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mentioned in a launch that it had confirmed the appointments on the idea of suggestions made by Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and the PCB Cricket Committee. PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani mentioned that Babar’s elevation is a part of his gradual improvement as a future captain. “I am hopeful the trio of Misbah, Sarfaraz and Babar will do well for Pakistan cricket,” Mani mentioned.
Misbah believes that he’s higher positioned to get the perfect out of Sarfraz as he is aware of him “better than most of the cricketers” attributable to the truth that Sarfraz performed below Misbah. “I have emphasised on changing the dressing room culture and mind-set of the players to achieve better results, and I believe Sarfaraz is a perfect fit to help me attain these objectives,” mentioned Misbah.
“In the past couple of weeks, Sarfaraz and I have worked together on certain areas of his cricket that will enhance his overall performance. Both of us realise it is a performance-oriented world and we are expected to give our best every time we take the field. I look forward to working with him and hope we will succeed in changing the outlook of the Pakistan cricket team.”
Sarfraz echoed Misbah’s opinion. “I have played most of my cricket under Misbah and we know each other pretty well. I think we will make a good combination, which will contribute to improved performances of the side across all formats,” he mentioned.
The ODI and T20I sequence will comprise three matches every and can be performed between September 27 and October 9. Whereas the ODIs can be performed in Karachi, the T20I sequence can be performed in Lahore.