Sarfraz Ahmed appointed Pakistan Twenty20 captain
The decision came after Shahid Afridi, who led Pakistan in the shortest format decided to step down following the team’s poor performance in the ICC World T20 tournament.
Ahmed, 28, was appointed as the vice-captain of the One-Day International and T20 sides last year and also led Quetta Gladiators to the final of the Pakistan Super League where they lost to the eventual winners Islamabad United.
Even though he has been in prolific form, Ahmed did not get many opportunities in the World T20 tournament where he registered scores of 8 not out, 11 not out and 2 in the overall 17 balls he got to face.
PCB chairman Shahryar Khan confirmed the appointment in a media release and wished Ahmed good luck on taking up the new responsibility.
“I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position," said Khan.
“His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role”.
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