PCB to Replace Babar Azam, Set to Announce New Captain for Afghanistan T20Is
Babar Azam is currently Pakistan's all-format captain (Twitter)
In shocking reports, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made all the required preparation to replace their men's team's all-format captain, Babar Azam. Reportedly, Lahore Qalandars' skipper, Shaheen Shah Afridi, will succeed the 28-year-old batter.
As per a report by Cricket Pakistan, Chairman of Selectors Haroon Rasheed is considering a proposal to rest some senior players, including the current all-format captain and Mohammad Rizwan.
This is not the first time reports of Babar's removal as Pakistan captain has emerged; however, it's not for just one series this time. The board and selectors are considering testing newer names to get international cricket exposure before the T20 World Cup 2024, slanted to be played in the USA and Caribbean Islands.
Both Babar and Shaheen are currently participating in the Pakistan Super League (PSL 08), where they are doing fantabulous jobs with their respective franchises.
It is understood that players such as Imad Wasim, Azam Khan, Ihsanullah, Saim Ayub and Osama Mir can be seen in the upcoming series against Afghanistan.
Both teams are set to face each other in a three-match T20I affair, starting March 24 in Sharjah, UAE.