In the latest development, reports have surfaced from Pakistan indicating the possible replacement of Babar Azam with Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captain of the Test team. Additionally, Sarfaraz is anticipated to assume leadership during the upcoming Australia tour after the 2023 World Cup.
Furthermore, the roles of captaincy for the Pakistan cricket team in white-ball cricket are being contemplated for the wicket-keeper batter, Muhammad Rizwan, and the fast-bowling spearhead, Shaheen Afridi. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is deliberating the possibility of relieving Babar Azam of his captaincy duties.
Pakistan’s World Cup 2023 campaign started with a bang, as they secured consecutive victories against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. However, after that they got slapped with four losses in a row against India, Australia, Afghanistan, South Africa, and now, making it to the semis seems like a long shot for them.