In a major flip of occasions, the Pakistan cricket workforce is prone to get a brand new vice-captain within the type of left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi who to this point has emerged because the front-runner for the important thing submit.
Following the Inexperienced Shirts’ below-par performances towards arch-rivals India and Sri Lanka within the not too long ago concluded Asia Cup 2023, skipper Babar Azam has been below scrutiny for his captaincy in the course of the match.
Azam has not solely confronted criticism for his captaincy in the course of the match however his determination to incorporate vice-captain Shadab Khan persistently into the enjoying XI regardless of dangerous kind has raised questions over his decision-making.
Vice-captain Shadab Khan goes by a foul patch in each the bowling and batting departments.
Statistics point out that he took six wickets at a mean of 40.83 in 5 matches in the course of the Asia Cup 2023. Captain Babar Azam has been below scrutiny for persistently choosing Shadab Khan for the workforce.
In mild of this, Pakistan’s left-arm quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi — who has 255 worldwide wickets to his title and has twice received the coveted Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy in 2022 and 2023 — is prone to be appointed because the workforce’s vice-captain changing Shadab Khan.
Shaheen Shah Afridi’s management qualities have been on show within the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the place he led the Lahore Qalandars franchise to consecutive titles in 2022 and 2023.
The left-arm pacer has represented Pakistan in 27 assessments, 44 one-day internationals (ODI) and 52 T20Is and has 255 worldwide wickets to his title.
Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Administration Committee Zaka Ashraf is weighing his choices about any attainable change within the workforce’s management
The ultimate determination over any change within the workforce’s management rests with the PCB administration committee chairman who’s unlikely to switch Babar Azam because the workforce’s captain earlier than the mega occasion. Nevertheless, likelihood is that Shaheen Afridi may probably substitute Shadab Khan as Azam’s second-in-command.
Earlier it was reported that the workforce administration together with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and skipper Babar Azam are actually contemplating making modifications to the 15-member squad for the mega occasion.
Sources say that in mild of the workforce’s current efficiency, the possibilities of Mohammad Haris, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Faheem Asraf making the World Cup squad look bleak.
In the meantime, Hassan Ali and right-arm leg-break spinner Abrar Ahmed are prone to be included within the 15-member squad.
Pakistan’s potential 15-member-squad for the World Cup may appear to be this; Babar Azam (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdulla Shafiq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Zaman Khan.