Sarfaraz Ahmed's days as Pakistan's test captain over: Reports

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  1. Del
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    After seeing Pakistan's World Cup performance, Sarfaraz Ahmed & Co. received massive backlash back home.

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are expected to make changes to their side after the country's Prime Minister and an ex-captain Imran Khan vowed to fix the issues in Pakistan cricket. Taking a step in the direction, PCB are likely to axe Sarfaraz as the Test captain.

    According to a report, the PCB has decided to relieve Sarfaraz of Test captaincy duties and are looking to give a fresh candidate a chance ahead of the Test Championship.

    The PCB will discuss the matter on August 2nd in a meeting after Pakistan - who are currently looking to rebuild their Test side - are keen on handing over the reins to a new captain.

    Being a skipper, Sarfaraz managed just four wins in 13 games in Test matches. After returning from England, when asked about his future as the captain of Pakistan, the 32-yeard-old said, “It’s not that I’m saying I refuse to resign. All I’m saying is the decision rests with the PCB, the same way as the decision to appoint me captain was taken by them. I’m sure they’ll take the decision that’s best for Pakistan”.

    According to the report, PCB are considering Shan Masood as the next skipper.

    Masood has played only 15 Tests and has notched up 793 runs at an average of 26.43 which includes a century and five fifties. The 29-year-old has also scalped two wickets in the longer format of the game.

    Pakistan's success in Tests under Sarfaraz has not been so great and the team's last Test series win came against Australia in a one-off Test in the UAE. After the win, Pakistan lost two back-to-back Test series against New Zealand (2-1) and South Africa (3-0).

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  2. cricfreak
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    cricfreak Emerging Player

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    Why can't he man up and resign as captain? And leave his selection as a keeper batsman on selectors.
     
  3. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    Classical Pakistani mindset, what else?
    Lack of such financial income and opportunities coupled by the need of a donkey to carry the weight of your ego.
     
  4. Del
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    I like Shan, however,

    A) What experience he has on his resume as captain?
    B) What are his accomplishments as cricketer (apart from playing some useful innings in SA)?
    C) PCB is considering him as a candidate based on what?
     
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    Asad Shafiq.
    Captain in all formats till the next ODI WC.
     
  6. BuccalSingh
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    BuccalSingh Youngsta Beauty

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    Shan has performed only in SA so far.What if he is made captain and he flops badly as an opener?
     
  7. Sultan Yusuf
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    It’s based on a dated self-hating, chamchafied, colonial slavery philosophy that you need someone who can speak English.
     

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