PCB decides to select a new captain for Pakistani Team. The decision was made after the report of PCB Think tanks. Asad Shafiq and shan Masood are two options they are looking for.
Sources tell that Thinktank has already chosen the replacement of the Sarfaraz Ahmed.
PCB Think Tank is a body of former test cricketers— who has specialized in analytical techniques, gathering data, and providing a solution to the cricketing problems. PCB pays handsomely to the members of the Thinktank for their opinions on cricketing matters. PCBs Thinktank was created to know the causes of failure, matters of improvements, and solutions for current problems.
According to the sources, PCB has two options under consideration Vice-Captain Asad Shafiq, and National Bank Team’s captain Shan Masood.
It is not clear at this point that the selection will be for all formats of cricket or different captain will be selected for different formats.
This news was a surprise for the current captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. The 32 years old wicket-keeping batsman had captained Pakistan in 13 test matches, from which he managed to win 4 test matches and lost 3 test matches. Sarfaraz Ahmed has lead Pakistani team in the World Cup and managed to secure 5th position.
The performance of Sarfaraz received criticism from senior players and the public. Sarfaraz has already said about the parting ways from captaincy.
Sarfaraz Ahmed will remain in the Team due to his credible batting and wicket keeping skills.
Possible test team captain Asad Shafiq is a serious guy who concentrates on his batting and delivers consistent performance. The 33 old player has played 69 test, scored more than 4000 runs, completed 12 hundred, and did some spin bowling. But now, he is required to lead the Team.
Asad Shafiq has the experience and Attitude around cricket to perform well in captaincy.
The other option is Shan Masood, who is the current captain of a domestic Team. His captaincy skills are proven, and he is most likely to be made a captain.
There is also another possibility—Different captains for different formats. PCB can make Asad Shafiq the captain of test Team and Shan Masood for ODIs and T20s.
After every World Cup, now it is a routine for PCB to look for the new captain and reshuffle the players. Let us hope for a better captain.