Sarfraz Ahmed replaces Shahid Afridi as Pakistan’s T20 captain

Wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has been named Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced. The 28-year-old takes over the reins from Shahid Afridi, who resigned after a disastrous World T20 campaign. Sarfraz was serving as Pakistan’s T20 vice-captain before being named skipper in the shortest format of the sport. He has represented Pakistan in 21 T20 internationals and scored 291 runs.

About Sarfraz Ahmed:
Sarfraz Ahmed is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman who has played 5 ODIs for the Pakistan Under-19 team before being called up to captain the side for the U-19 World Cup in 2006 after scoring back-to-back half centuries in only his third and fourth match. With Pakistan winning the World Cup, Sarfraz was duly drafted into domestic cricket.

Although he only managed ten first-class matches in his first full season playing for Karachi and Sind – as well as nine ‘A’ matches and five Twenty20 games – an aggregate of 523 with the help of five half-centuries, with 28 dismissals behind the stumps to go with, did not go unnoticed as Sarfraz was named to face the touring Australia ‘A’ during the second half of 2007 as well as facing the South Africans in a tour match.

Extra info:
  • Pakistan had a disastrous time at the Asia Cup T20, winning only two out of four games. They did miserably at the ICC World Twenty20 in India, winning only one out of four Super 10s matches. Following the horror run, Afridi, criticised for his poor captaincy and bad form, resigned as captain.
  • Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) – Shaharyar Khan 

So lets do:

  • Who is the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)?
  • Who is the Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team?
  • Sarfraz Ahmed replaces ______ as Pakistan’s T20 captain.

Source – The Hindu


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