Babar Azams continuous ascent to unmistakable quality has been additionally reaffirmed by his arrangement as Pakistan’s ODI chief, making him the nation’s white-ball pioneer. Azam replaces Sarfaraz Ahmed as the chief and tops a transient ascent in the course of the most recent year, wherein he has been one of the world’s driving batsmen across designs. Azhar Ali will keep on driving in Tests while Azam will be the commander in both ODIs just as T20Is. Azam was named chief for the 2020-21 season, which starts on July 1 the PCB stated, during which Pakistan are planned to play nine Tests, six ODIs and 20 T20Is, other than the Asia Cup and the Men’s T20 World Cup. Babar Azam named Pakistan captain for ODIs.
“I need to salute Azhar Ali and Babar Azam for getting captaincy expansions,” boss selector and lead trainer Misbah-ul-Haq said on Wednesday when the PCB additionally reported the yearly agreements list. “This is completely the correct choice as they likewise require sureness and clearness on their future jobs. I am certain they will currently begin looking to the future and begin arranging with the goal that they can construct sides that can perform at the normal levels.” The choice to bless Babar with the 50-over authority closes a supported time of vagueness over the administration of the Pakistan side in ODI cricket. Pakistan, who last played an ODI in September 2019, substituted Sarfaraz as skipper for Tests and T20Is per month later, without making a proper declaration concerning ODI cricket. The supposition that was Azam would assume control over the job in that position, as well, yet over late weeks there had been hypothesis Sarfaraz may keep that activity.
Since Sarfaraz’s evacuation as skipper, Pakistan have not yet played an ODI. They were planned to do as such in the primary seven day stretch of April against Bangladesh in Lahore, yet the coronavirus pandemic brought about its wiping out. Their next booked 50-over global, would, under ordinary conditions, have come in the Netherlands in July, however that visit, as well, has been dropped. Pakistan may play a Test arrangement in Britain in July, yet Azam may find the opportunity to lead the 50-overs side out into the field just in October, when Pakistan are planned to play against South Africa.