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Sarfraz Ahmed appointed Pakistan Twenty20 captain

Sarfraz Ahmed appointed Pakistan Twenty20 captain
Sarfraz Ahmed (right) was the vice-captain of ODI and T20I sides in the last one-year.
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday has announced the appointment of wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed as the captain of the Pakistan Twenty20 International team.

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”.

Earlier, after the resignation of the coach Waqar Younis, the PCB had also dismissed the national selection committee headed by Haroon Rasheed.

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