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PCB retain Sarfaraz as captain against Sri Lanka, Babar gets vice-captain role

Pakistan cricket board (PCB) on Friday announced Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of national cricket team for Sri Lanka series, while top order batsman Babar Azam has been named as vice-captain of the team.

 

The Sri Lankan cricket team is scheduled to tour Pakistan later this month to play three ODIs and three T20I matches starting from September 27 to October 19.

 

The appointments were announced by Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani, in a joint news conference with the head coach and chief selector of Pakistan team Misbah-ul-Haq.

 

“Sarfraz Ahmed has been named captain for the ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka and Babar Azam will be the vice-captain for the series,” said chairman PCB.”

 

“The decision to retain Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain has been made with the recommendations of Misbah and the chief executive,” Mani added.

 

Sarfraz has been leading the national cricket team in all three formats since 2017. Under his captaincy, Pakistan have won four Tests, 26 one-day and 29 Twenty20 matches.

 

Babar Azam, who is ranked 16th in Tests, third in ODIs and No.1 in T20Is, had previously captained Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012.

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